stay away

phrasal verb
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of stay away

:to not go near someone or something :avoid
  • I know I shouldn't go there, but it's hard to stay away.
usually + from
  • Stay away from my girlfriend!
  • He usually stays away from large crowds.
  • I try to stay away from caffeine.

Word by Word Definitions

stay play
  1. : a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast

  2. : guy:1

  1. : to secure upright with or as if with stays

  2. : to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays

  3. : to go about : tack

  1. : to stop going forward : pause

  2. : to stop doing something : cease

  3. : to continue in a place or condition : remain

  1. : the action of halting : the state of being stopped

  2. : a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order

  3. : self-control, moderation

  1. : one that serves as a prop : support

  2. : a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)

  3. : a corset stiffened with bones

  1. : to provide physical or moral support for : sustain

  2. : to fix on something as a foundation

away play
  1. : on the way : along

  2. : from this or that place

  3. : in a secure place or manner

  1. : absent from a place : gone

  2. : distant in space or time

  3. : played on an opponent's grounds


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