stay on

phrasal verb

stayed on; staying on; stays on
: to continue to work at a job
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.
: to continue taking (a medication, drug, etc.)
I have to stay on the antibiotics for a full two weeks.

Examples of stay on in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web According to the complaint, Twitter’s 2019 severance plan called for employees who stayed on after the buyout to receive two or six months of pay, plus one week of pay for each year of employment, if they were laid off. CNN, 10 July 2024 No matter if that’s off the court, how to get extra minutes on the court, stay on the court, things like that. C.j. Holmes, New York Daily News, 10 July 2024 Colbert stayed on the nighttime soap until its final season in 1991. Armando Tinoco, Deadline, 9 July 2024 Park staff continue to advise visitors to come prepared, emphasizing the importance of staying on paved roads, carrying plenty of water, and avoiding strenuous activities during the hottest parts of the day. David Faris, Newsweek, 9 July 2024 See all Example Sentences for stay on 

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“Stay on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

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