remain in the same place, same condition, etc.; not to leave
continue in a certain state
the action of halting; the state of being stopped
"they had a nice stay in Paris"
"a lengthy hospital stay"
"a four-month stay in bankruptcy court"
"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"
"the Supreme Court has the power to stay an injunction pending an appeal to the whole Court"
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
"He remained unmoved by her tears"
"The bad weather continued for another week"
"We are staying in Detroit; we are not moving to Cincinnati"
"Stay put in the corner here!"
"Stick around and you will learn something!"
"You can stay with me while you are in town"
"stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
"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"
"I had to stay at home and watch the children"
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
"The smell stayed in the room"
"The hostility remained long after they made up"
"ride out the storm"
"The judge stayed the execution order"
"quell my hunger"
They..drive..into a stall behind my tent, uprooting the tent stays.
出自： P. Matthiessen
In this world of change the point of view..never continues in one stay.
出自： J. A. Froude
Emily scarcely stayed to thank him.
出自： A. Radcliffe
A Water-man..hath his Soueraigne by the hand, to stay him in and out the Barge.
出自： John Taylor
I'll stay at the bus stop while you go to see if there's a bus coming.
The others are going out, but I think I'll stay at home.Suit yourself.
They succeeded in persuading me to stay at home.
In modern society, fewer women stay at home to look after their children.They have their own jobs.
Why don't you stay away if you don't like us?
你要是不喜欢我们为什么不离开? stay away from sth
Why did you stay away from school for weeks at a time?
She is deliberately staying away from the meetings.
It's very cold. Don't stay out.
It's unusual for them to stay out so long.
I promised my mother that I would not stay out late tonight.
我答应母亲今晚不在外面呆得太晚。 stay out
Get out and stay out!
滚出去,少管闲事! stay out of sth
He always tries to stay out of other people's affairs that don't concern him.
Father hoped we'd stay out of trouble in the big city.
It's not easy for John to stay out of debt while prices are rising so fast.
These sticks are not strong enough to stay up.
这些棍子不够结实,撑不住屋顶。 stay sth ⇔ up
The valuable painting by a famous artist has been stayed up on the wall for many years.
一位著名画家的珍贵油画已在墙上挂了许多年。 stay up
We stayed up until midnight talking about our work.
His tender wife always stays up until he comes back.
The patient was so ill that the nurse had to stay up all night.
这病人病得很重,护士只好整夜不睡照顾他。 stay up
If you do fall out of the boat, your lifejacket will help you to stay up until we can get you out.
How long do you intend to stay with the firm?
Make sure that your spending on this contract stays within bounds, or the firm could be in trouble.
误 I'll be able to live at my aunt's house while I'm in the town.
正 I'll be able to stay at my aunt's house while I'm in the town.
析 stay at指“短时间的居住〔停留〕”,而live at指“长时间的居住”。