stay

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stay

Pronunciation[change]

Verb[change]

Plain form
stay

Third-person singular
stays

Past tense
stayed

Past participle
stayed

Present participle
staying

  1. (intransitive) When you stay, you do not move from where you are.
    Whenever I am tired I stay in bed.
    He stayed at our house for two weeks.

Noun[change]

Singular
stay

Plural
stays

  1. A stay is a period of time when someone does not move from a location.
    He had a stay in the country for a week.