Definition of stay behind in English:

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stay behind

Remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment: please stay behind after class - I would like to talk to you regarding your lateness
More example sentences
  • He had to stay behind because he hadn't completed his homework.
  • Danz cried because her new teacher said if they were naughty they'd have to stay behind for up to an hour.
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