Definition of stay on
- She thought about retiring, but she finally decided to stay on for a few more years.
- After she graduated, she stayed on at the college, working in the alumnae office.
- I have to stay on the antibiotics for a full two weeks.
: a large strong rope usually of wire used to support a mast
: to secure upright with or as if with stays
: to incline (a mast) forward, aft, or to one side by the stays
: to go about : tack
: to stop going forward : pause
: to stop doing something : cease
: to continue in a place or condition : remain
: the action of halting : the state of being stopped
: a stopping or suspension of procedure or execution by judicial or executive order
: self-control, moderation
: one that serves as a prop : support
: a thin firm strip (as of plastic) used for stiffening a garment or part (such as a shirt collar)
: a corset stiffened with bones
: to provide physical or moral support for : sustain
: to fix on something as a foundation
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