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stay as in continuing or remaining in a place or state
  • "they had a nice stay in Paris"
  • "a lengthy hospital stay"
  • "a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
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stay as in the state of inactivity following an interruption
  • "the negotiations were in arrest"
  • "held them in check"
  • "during the halt he got some lunch"
  • "the momentary stay enabled him to escape the blow"
  • "he spent the entire stop in his seat"

Synonyms

  • arrest the act of apprehending (especially apprehending a criminal); the state of inactivity following an interruption; take into custody; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; attract and fix; cause to stop
  • check a written order directing a bank to pay money; an appraisal of the state of affairs; the bill in a restaurant; the state of inactivity following an interruption; additional proof that something that was believed (some fact or hypothesis or theory) is correct; the act of inspecting or verifying; a mark indicating that something has been noted or completed etc.; something immaterial that interferes with or delays action or progress ; a mark left after a small piece has been chopped or broken off of something ; a textile pattern of squares or crossed lines (resembling a checkerboard); the act of restraining power or action or limiting excess; obstructing an opponent in ice hockey ; (chess) a direct attack on an opponent's king ; examine so as to determine accuracy, quality, or condition; make an examination or investigation; be careful or certain to do something; lessen the intensity of; stop for a moment, as if out of uncertainty or caution; put a check mark on or near or next to; slow the growth or development of; be verified or confirmed; be compatible, similar or consistent; block or impede (a player from the opposing team) in ice hockey ; develop (a child's or animal's) behavior by instruction and practice; consign for shipment on a vehicle; hand over something to somebody as for temporary safekeeping; abandon the intended prey, turn, and pursue an inferior prey ; stop in a chase especially when scent is lost; mark into squares or draw squares on; decline to initiate betting ; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; place into check; write out a check on a bank account ; find out, learn, or determine with certainty, usually by making an inquiry or other effort; verify by consulting a source or authority; arrest the motion (of something) abruptly; make cracks or chinks in; become fractured
  • halt disabled in the feet or legs; the state of inactivity following an interruption; the event of something ending; an interruption or temporary suspension of progress or movement; cause to stop; come to a halt, stop moving; stop from happening or developing; stop the flow of a liquid
  • hitch to hook or entangle; walk impeded by some physical limitation or injury; jump vertically, with legs stiff and back arched; travel by getting free rides from motorists ; connect to a vehicle: "hitch the trailer to the car" ; a period of time spent in military service ; the state of inactivity following an interruption; an unforeseen obstacle ; a connection between a vehicle and the load that it pulls ; a knot that can be undone by pulling against the strain that holds it; any obstruction that impedes or is burdensome ; the uneven manner of walking that results from an injured leg
  • stop the event of something ending; the act of stopping something; a brief stay in the course of a journey; the state of inactivity following an interruption; a spot where something halts or pauses; a consonant produced by stopping the flow of air at some point and suddenly releasing it; a punctuation mark (.) placed at the end of a declarative sentence to indicate a full stop or after abbreviations; (music) a knob on an organ that is pulled to change the sound quality from the organ pipes; a mechanical device in a camera that controls size of aperture of the lens; a restraint that checks the motion of something; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; come to a halt, stop moving; put an end to a state or an activity; stop from happening or developing; interrupt a trip; cause to stop; prevent completion; hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; seize on its way; have an end, in a temporal, spatial, or quantitative sense; render unsuitable for passage; stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
  • stoppage the state of inactivity following an interruption; an obstruction in a pipe or tube; the act of stopping something
stay as in a judicial order forbidding some action until an event occurs or the order is lifted
  • "the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
stay as in a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
    stay as in (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
      stay as in stay the same
      • "remain in a certain state"
      • "The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
      • "rest assured"
      • "stay alone"
      • "He remained unmoved by her tears"
      • "The bad weather continued for another week"

      Synonyms

      • remain stay the same; continue in a place, position, or situation; be left; stay behind
      • rest something left after other parts have been taken away; freedom from activity (work or strain or responsibility); a pause for relaxation; a state of inaction; euphemisms for death (based on an analogy between lying in a bed and in a tomb); a support on which things can be put; a musical notation indicating a silence of a specified duration ; not move; take a short break from one's activities in order to relax ; give a rest to; have a place in relation to something else; be at rest ; stay the same; be inherent or innate in ; put something in a resting position, as for support or steadying; sit, as on a branch; rest on or as if on a pillow; be inactive, refrain from acting
      stay as in stay put (in a certain place)
      • "We are staying in Detroit"
      • "we are not moving to Cincinnati"
      • "Stay put in the corner here!"
      • "Stick around and you will learn something!"

      Synonyms

      • stick an implement consisting of a length of wood; a small thin branch of a tree ; a lever used by a pilot to control the ailerons and elevators of an airplane ; a rectangular quarter pound block of butter or margarine ; informal terms for the leg; a long implement (usually made of wood) that is shaped so that hockey or polo players can hit a puck or ball ; a long thin implement resembling a length of wood; marijuana leaves rolled into a cigarette for smoking ; threat of a penalty; put, fix, force, or implant; stay put (in a certain place); stick to firmly; be or become fixed; endure; be a devoted follower or supporter; be loyal to; cover and decorate with objects that pierce the surface; fasten with an adhesive material like glue; fasten with or as with pins or nails; fasten into place by fixing an end or point into something; pierce with a thrust using a pointed instrument; pierce or penetrate or puncture with something pointed; come or be in close contact with; saddle with something disagreeable or disadvantageous; be a mystery or bewildering to
      • stick around be available or ready for a certain function or service ; stay put (in a certain place)
      • stay put stay put (in a certain place)
      stay as in dwell
      • "You can stay with me while you are in town"
      • "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"

      Synonyms

      • bide dwell
      • abide dwell; put up with something or somebody unpleasant
      stay as in continue in a place, position, or situation
      • "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"
      • "Stay with me, please"
      • "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"
      • "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

      Synonyms

      • stay on continue in a place, position, or situation
      • continue continue a certain state, condition, or activity; continue talking; keep or maintain in unaltered condition; move ahead; allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature; do something repeatedly and showing no intention to stop; continue after an interruption; continue in a place, position, or situation; span an interval of distance, space or time; exist over a prolonged period of time
      • remain stay the same; continue in a place, position, or situation; be left; stay behind
      stay as in remain behind
      • "I had to stay at home and watch the children"
      stay as in stop or halt
      • "Please stay the bloodshed!"

      Synonyms

      • detain deprive of freedom; stop or halt; cause to be slowed down or delayed
      • delay time during which some action is awaited; the act of delaying; cause to be slowed down or delayed; act later than planned, scheduled, or required; stop or halt; slow the growth or development of
      stay as in stay behind
      • "The smell stayed in the room"
      • "The hostility remained long after they made up"

      Synonyms

      • persist continue to exist; be persistent, refuse to stop; stay behind
      • remain stay the same; continue in a place, position, or situation; be left; stay behind
      stay as in hang on during a trial of endurance
      • "ride out the storm"

      Synonyms

      • last out hang on during a trial of endurance
      • ride out hang on during a trial of endurance
      • outride hang on during a trial of endurance; ride better, faster, or further than
      stay as in stop a judicial process
      • "The judge stayed the execution order"
      stay as in fasten with stays
        stay as in overcome or allay
        • "quell my hunger"

        Synonyms

        • quell suppress or crush completely; overcome or allay
        • appease cause to be more favorably inclined; overcome or allay; make peace with

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