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1. phrasal verb
If you stay out at night, you remain away from home, especially when you are expected to be there.stop out [VP] ⇒ That was the first time Elliot stayed out all night. [VP] ⇒ I met some friends and stayed out until eleven or twelve.
2. phrasal verb
If workers who are strikingstay out, they remain on strike. [mainly British] [VP] ⇒ The electricians at the power stations went on strike and stayed out nearly five days.
Fielding was pressed against it, trying to stay out of sight.Delman, David DEATH OF A NYMPHMy instructions are just to help out when I can, and otherwise stay out of your way.Gaskin, Catherine THE AMBASSADOR'S WOMENI'd chosen to stay out of the way, an action which could only increase my guilt in the eyes of the police.Adam, Paul A NASTY DOSE OF DEATH