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Definition of 'stay'

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Those proceedings were stayed pending r judicial review. Times, Sunday Times (2011)We would like to stay somewhere within walking distance of the main sights and restaurants. Times, Sunday Times (2015)You stay one step ahead at work and one move ahead when buying or selling. The Sun (2013)Innsbruck has way too much to offer to stay indoors. The Sun (2014)Then they come back to stay healthy. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Police visit the troublemakers in their homes to tell them to stay away. Times, Sunday Times (2012)You can also stay in the hotel here. Times, Sunday Times (2012)During this time many of these came to stay for long periods. Times, Sunday Times (2008)You are not expected to stay long. Times, Sunday Times (2007)You have to continue to stay focused. Times, Sunday Times (2011)She ended up staying at my place for the night. The Sun (2012)They also stayed thin relative to the other mice. Jack Turner SPICE: The History of a Temptation (2004)They do not usually stay out long before slipping back into the reeds. Times, Sunday Times (2013)You guys stayed out of the euro. The Sun (2012)He has to be young and stay young to hold the slot. Times, Sunday Times (2013)The average stay in secure care is four months. Times, Sunday Times (2009)You find answers to tricky questions and stay ahead of the game at work. The Sun (2012)Take life a day at a time and try to stay healthy and fit. The Sun (2016)The other acts are staying in hotels. The Sun (2009)And stay away from the doctor. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Accordingly, the stay of proceedings in each case had been unjustified. Times, Sunday Times (2006)

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Translations for 'stay'

British English: stay /steɪ/ NOUN
The time you spend in a place is your stay there.
He had a short stay in hospital.
  • American English: stay
  • Arabic: إِقَامَة
  • Brazilian Portuguese: estadia
  • Chinese: 逗留
  • Croatian: boravak
  • Czech: pobyt
  • Danish: ophold
  • Dutch: verblijf
  • European Spanish: estancia permanencia
  • Finnish: oleskelu
  • French: séjour
  • German: Aufenthalt
  • Greek: παραμονή
  • Italian: permanenza
  • Japanese: 滞在
  • Korean: 체류
  • Norwegian: stag
  • Polish: pobyt
  • European Portuguese: estadia
  • Romanian: a sta
  • Russian: пребывание
  • Latin American Spanish: estadía
  • Swedish: uppskov
  • Thai: การพักอยู่
  • Turkish: kalış
  • Ukrainian: перебування
  • Vietnamese: thời gian ở
British English: stay /steɪ/ VERB
remain If you stay in a place, you do not move away from it.
She stayed in bed until noon.
  • American English: stay
  • Arabic: يَبْقَى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ficar
  • Chinese: 逗留
  • Croatian: ostati
  • Czech: zůstat kde
  • Danish: forblive
  • Dutch: blijven
  • European Spanish: quedarse
  • Finnish: jäädä
  • French: rester
  • German: bleiben
  • Greek: μένω
  • Italian: restare
  • Japanese: とどまる
  • Korean: 머무르다
  • Norwegian: forbli
  • Polish: zostać
  • European Portuguese: ficar
  • Romanian: a sta
  • Russian: останавливаться
  • Latin American Spanish: quedarse
  • Swedish: stanna
  • Thai: พักอยู่
  • Turkish: kalmak
  • Ukrainian: залишатися
  • Vietnamese: ở lại
British English: stay /steɪ/ VERB
live for a short time If you stay somewhere, you live there for a short time.
He stayed with them for two weeks.
  • American English: stay
  • Arabic: يَبْقَى
  • Brazilian Portuguese: ficar
  • Chinese: 暂住
  • Croatian: ostati
  • Czech: pobývatkde
  • Danish: blive hos
  • Dutch: logeren
  • European Spanish: alojarse
  • Finnish: viettää
  • French: séjourner
  • German: aufhalten
  • Greek: μένω
  • Italian: stare
  • Japanese: 滞在する
  • Korean: 머무르다
  • Norwegian: overnatte
  • Polish: zatrzymać się
  • European Portuguese: ficar alojado
  • Romanian: a locui
  • Russian: пребывать
  • Latin American Spanish: quedarse
  • Swedish: vistas
  • Thai: อาศัยอยู่
  • Turkish: kalmak
  • Ukrainian: залишатися
  • Vietnamese:

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