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  • (nautical) brace consisting of a heavy rope or wire cable used as a support for a mast or spar
  • a thin strip of metal or bone that is used to stiffen a garment (e.g. a corset)
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • overcome or allay
    • quell my hunger
  • fasten with stays
  • stop a judicial process
    • The judge stayed the execution order
  • hang on during a trial of endurance
    • ride out the storm
  • stay behind
    • The smell stayed in the room
    • The hostility remained long after they made up
  • stop or halt
    • Please stay the bloodshed!
  • remain behind
    • I had to stay at home and watch the children
  • 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
  • dwell
    • You can stay with me while you are in town
    • stay a bit longer--the day is still young
  • stay put (in a certain place); we are not moving to Cincinnati"
    • We are staying in Detroit
    • Stay put in the corner here!
    • Stick around and you will learn something!
  • 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
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