Definition of stay with
1 : to be remembered by and to continue to influence or affect (someone) in some way The memory of that tragic day has stayed with her ever since.
2 : to continue using or doing (something) Stay with the medication for a couple more days and see if the rash clears up. I know the work is hard, but if you just stay with it for a while longer, it'll be done.
3 : to go or make progress at the same rate as (someone) : to keep even with (someone) in a race, competition, etc. The other runners struggled to stay with the leader.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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 (as a shirt collar)
: to provide physical or moral support for : sustain
: to fix on something as a foundation
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