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To remain in a specified state or position
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“I have to stay behind the counter until the boss returns.”
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To stay somewhere temporarily
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“My parents have decided to stay with us for the weekend.”
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To continue, or carry on being
“We cannot stay silent for much longer.”
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To provide with a sound or secure foundation or basis
“They would stay their masts up with lengths of rope and wire.”
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To put off or delay
“We are seeking simply to stay the proceedings on jurisdictional grounds.”
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To (cause to) come to a stop or standstill
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“The trial judge refused to stay the proceedings or to exclude evidence pursuant to section 78.”
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To hinder or impede the progress of
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“In case of a bond conditioned for the performance of a specific act, the court would stay proceedings on payment of the whole penalty and costs.”
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To regulate or keep under control
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To move or progress slowly, failing to keep up with others
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To persevere or continue with a task or stance despite it being menial, difficult, or boring
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To stop or desist from doing something
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Visit again
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To fasten or cause to adhere to something
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To base on a principle, idea, feeling or physical matter
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Relieve of blame, responsibility
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A period of staying somewhere, especially as a visitor or guest
“We indulged in a range of outdoor activities during our stay at the national park.”
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A suspension or postponement of judicial proceedings
“The trial judge would err in granting a stay of proceedings to the defendants.”
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(archaic) The ending of an activity
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“We must work without stay if we are to complete this project on time.”
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A large rope, wire, or rod used to support a ship's mast
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“You still need to attach a jib once the stay is rigged.”
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A period of time by which something is late or postponed
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The state or fact of living in a particular place
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An object that is used to support something
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A cancellation of the legal consequences of an offense or conviction
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A thick rope of wire or hemp used for construction, mooring ships, and towing vehicles
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A period during which a particular group is in power
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Restraining order
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