stays, staying, stayed
1) VERB If you stay where you are, you continue to be there and do not leave.

[V adv/prep] `Stay here,' Trish said. `I'll bring the car down the drive to take you back.'...

[V adv/prep] In the old days the woman stayed at home and the man earned the money.

2) VERB If you stay in a town, or hotel, or at someone's house, you live there for a short time.

[V prep/adv] Gordon stayed at The Park Hotel, Milan...

[V n] He tried to stay a few months every year in Scotland.

N-COUNT: usu supp N
Stay is also a noun.

An experienced Indian guide is provided during your stay.

3) V-LINK If someone or something stays in a particular state or situation, they continue to be in it.

[V adv/prep] The Republican candidate said he would `work like crazy to stay ahead'.

[V adj] care networks that offer classes on how to stay healthy...

[V adj] Nothing stays the same for long. [Also V n]

4) VERB If you stay away from a place, you do not go there.

[V away from n] Government employers and officers also stayed away from work during the strike...

[V away] Every single employee turned up at the meeting, even people who usually stayed away.

5) VERB If you stay out of something, you do not get involved in it.

[V out of n] In the past, the UN has stayed out of the internal affairs of countries unless invited in...

[V out of n] After months of staying well out of the problem, Washington has expressed a willingness to help find a solution.

6) PHRASE: v-link PHR If you say that something is here to stay, you mean that people have accepted it and it has become a part of everyday life.

Satellite TV is here to stay...

Nuclear weapons are here to stay because they have changed the way countries approach the idea of war.

7) PHRASE: V inflects If you stay put, you remain somewhere.

He was forced by his condition to stay put and remain out of politics...

Nigel says for the moment he is very happy to stay put in Lyon.

8) PHRASE: V inflects If you stay the night in a place, you sleep there for one night.

They had invited me to come to supper and stay the night.

Phrasal Verbs:

English dictionary. 2008.

Игры ⚽ Нужна курсовая?

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Stay — may refer to:General* Stays (nautical), the heavy ropes, wires, or rods on sailing vessels that run from the masts to the hull * Guy wire, a metal wire used to support tall structures, such as radio masts * Bone (corsetry), one of the rigid parts …   Wikipedia

  • stay — 1 vt stayed, stay·ing: to temporarily suspend or prevent by judicial or executive order may not grant an injunction to stay proceedings in a state court U.S. Code stay 2 n: a temporary suspension or injunction of an action or process by a usu.… …   Law dictionary

  • Stay — Stay, n. [Cf. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai support, and E. stay a rope to support a mast.] 1. That which serves as a prop; a support. My only strength and stay. Milton. [1913 Webster] Trees serve as so many stays for their vines. Addison. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Stay — «Stay» Сингл Дэвида Гетта совместно с …   Википедия

  • stay — Ⅰ. stay [1] ► VERB 1) remain in the same place. 2) remain in a specified state or position. 3) live somewhere temporarily as a visitor or guest. 4) Scottish & S. African live permanently. 5) stop, delay, or prevent. 6) …   English terms dictionary

  • Stay — (st[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Stayed} (st[=a]d) or {Staid} (st[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Staying}.] [OF. estayer, F. [ e]tayer to prop, fr. OF. estai, F. [ e]tai, a prop, probably fr. OD. stade, staeye, a prop, akin to E. stead; or cf. stay a rope …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stay — UK US /steɪ/ verb [I] ► to not move away or leave: stay for 2 days/2 weeks/2 years, etc. »They need an assistant who is willing to stay for six months. stay at work/home »We stayed at work until 10 pm. stay in/on sth »She will stay on the board… …   Financial and business terms

  • Stay — (st[=a]), v. i. [[root]163. See {Stay} to hold up, prop.] 1. To remain; to continue in a place; to abide fixed for a space of time; to stop; to stand still. [1913 Webster] She would command the hasty sun to stay. Spenser. [1913 Webster] Stay, I… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stay — stay1 [stā] n. [ME staie < OE stæg, akin to Du stag < IE * stāk , to stand, place < base * sta : see STAND] a heavy rope or cable, usually of wire, used as a brace or support, as for a mast of a ship; guy vt. to brace or support with a… …   English World dictionary

  • Stay — puede referirse a: “Stay”, una canción de Nick Jonas The Administration del album Who I Am. “Stay, la canción de Pink Floyd, del año 1972, de su álbum Obscured by Clouds. “Stay”, clásico de Maurice Williams y sus covers (ejemplo el de Cyndi… …   Wikipedia Español

  • stay in — To remain at home • • • Main Entry: ↑stay * * * ˌstay ˈin [intransitive] [present tense I/you/we/they stay in he/she/it stays in …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”