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stay verb

ADV. behind, on Alex stayed behind when the others had gone. She failed her exam, and had to stay on at school for another year. | on My hat won't stay on! | (at) home, indoors financial incentives for women to stay at home with their children | away | here, there | late I'm staying late at the office tonight. | overnight | indefinitely We can't stay here indefinitely.

VERB + STAY can/can't, could/couldn't I just couldn't stay away. | want to | decide to | be going to, intend to | let sb Won't you let me stay? | ask sb to, beg sb to, plead with sb to | persuade sb to

PREP. for We ended up staying for lunch. | till/until I'm going to stay until tomorrow. | with ‘Stay with me, ’ he pleaded.