stay put


: to not move or go anywhere
Stay put until I get back.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The higher leg cut provides a full range of motion for various water activities and the full-coverage bottoms stay put and don’t ride up. Anna Popp, Travel + Leisure, 25 May 2023 With none of these stars really in a good position to be defeated cleanly at Backlash, the best solution is for WWE simply to stay put. Blake Oestriecher, Forbes, 6 May 2023 Developers have offered to buy her home, but Ms. Henderson wants to stay put, having lived there for 50 years. Peter Eavis, New York Times, 6 May 2023 Thick straps will stay put on your shoulders and removable pads offer customizable support. Buy It! Claire Harmeyer, Peoplemag, 25 Apr. 2023 The biggest qualm with 3-in-1 stations is their durability, but Belkin's is strong enough to stay put and keep your devices magnetized to their respective charging pads. John Thompson, Men's Health, 25 Jan. 2023 Period underwear is also a good alternative for people getting comfortable with their changing bodies, those uncomfortable with inserting products into their bodies, athletes needing products to stay put and people who take care of menstrual hygiene for loved ones with disabilities, Shim said. Kristen Rogers, CNN, 8 Dec. 2022 The book is heavy and chunky, with colorful cardboard pages that will stay put when they’re opened either on the floor or on someone’s lap. Meghan Cox Gurdon, WSJ, 17 Nov. 2022 But some energy experts say safety is an issue with carbon capture pipelines — carbon dioxide doesn’t like to stay put, and the fear is that a pipeline could rupture and leak. Anna Mulhern, NBC News, 25 Oct. 2022 See More

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“Stay put.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Jun. 2023.

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