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stay1 British & World English

Remain in the same place

stay2 British & World English

A large rope, wire, or rod used to support a ship’s mast, leading from the masthead to another mast or spar or down to another part of the ship

hang loose British & World English

Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously

stand the pace British & World English

Be able to keep up with another or others

stay on in stay1 British & World English

Continue to study, work, or be somewhere after others have left

stay on British & World English

Continue to study, work, or be somewhere after others have left

stay up British & World English

Not go to bed

stay-up British & World English

A stocking that has an elasticated top and stays in position without a need for suspenders

baby stay British & World English

An additional forestay sometimes used on offshore racing yachts

long-stay British & World English

Denoting or relating to people staying somewhere for a long time

stay put in stay1 British & World English

Remain somewhere without moving or being moved

stay well in stay1 British & World English

Said as an expression of good wishes by a person leaving

stay over in stay1 British & World English

(Of a guest or visitor) sleep somewhere, especially at someone’s home, for the night

stay with in stay1 British & World English

Remain in the mind or memory of

stay put British & World English

Remain somewhere without moving or being moved

stay well British & World English

Said as an expression of good wishes by a person leaving

stay over British & World English

(Of a guest or visitor) sleep somewhere, especially at someone’s home, for the night

stay with British & World English

Remain in the mind or memory of

stay bar British & World English

A support used in building or in machinery

stay rod British & World English

another term for stay bar.

hang loose in loose British & World English

Be relaxed; refrain from taking anything too seriously

short-stay British & World English

Denoting or relating to people staying somewhere for only a short period

stay behind in stay1 British & World English

Remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment

stay behind British & World English

Remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment

stay-in strike British & World English

A sit-down strike

stay-at-home British & World English

A person who prefers to be at home rather than to travel, socialize, or go out to work

stay stitching British & World English

Stitching placed along a bias or curved seam to prevent the fabric of a garment from stretching while the garment is being made

stay someone's hand in hand British & World English

Restrain someone from acting

stay for/to in stay1 British & World English

Delay leaving so as to join in (an activity)

stand the pace in pace1 British & World English

Be able to keep up with another or others

be here to stay in stay1 British & World English

Be permanent or widely accepted

stay the course in stay1 British & World English

Keep going strongly to the end of a race or contest

stay of execution in stay1 British & World English

A delay in carrying out a court order

be here to stay British & World English

Be permanent or widely accepted

stay the course British & World English

Keep going strongly to the end of a race or contest

stay of execution British & World English

A delay in carrying out a court order

stay someone's hand British & World English

Restrain someone from acting

staycation British & World English

A holiday spent in one’s home country rather than abroad, or one spent at home and involving day trips to local attractions

stay1 English Thesaurus

the man told her to stay where she was

stay2 English Thesaurus

the mast was raised and the stays rigged

stay English-Spanish

quedarse, permanecer* formal

long-stay English-Spanish

de estancia


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