Definition of stay on in English:

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stay on

Continue to study, work, or be somewhere after others have left: 75 per cent of sixteen-year-olds stay on in full-time education
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  • He came to Umist to study business and stayed on for a masters degree at Manchester Business School.
  • Mr Latham said graduates were often put off staying on for further study for fear of incurring greater student debts.
  • Anyway, A-levels had to change because we have more people staying on to study them than ever before.
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