stay with

phrasal verb

stayed with; staying with; stays with
: 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.
: 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.
: 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.

Examples of stay with in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Culhane believes that the pace of building and renovation is too slow to address the problem, and favors rental assistance that individuals could use for apartment shares, or even to stay with family or friends. Jennifer Egan, The New Yorker, 11 Sep. 2023 Teams which include several doctors have taken turns staying with him inside the cave. Minyvonne Burke, NBC News, 9 Sep. 2023 The world, the performances, the dialogue, the photography, the themes explored… all with an immediacy and intimacy that stays with you. Mark Olsen, Los Angeles Times, 8 Sep. 2023 One chaperone can accompany up to 10 guests ages 15 years old or younger and must stay with them the entire time. Victoria Moorwood, The Enquirer, 7 Sep. 2023 Evil Does Not Exist The Bottom Line Even the head-scratcher of an ending stays with you. David Rooney, The Hollywood Reporter, 4 Sep. 2023 Speaking of futures, how long will All-Star first baseman Pete Alonso be staying with the Mets? Bob Nightengale, USA TODAY, 3 Sep. 2023 The walk convinced manager Terry Francona to stay with Tena instead of going with pinch-hitter David Fry. Paul Hoynes, cleveland, 3 Sep. 2023 The plan was for my parents to stay with my brother and his family for about a week. Carolyn Hax, Washington Post, 31 Aug. 2023 See More

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“Stay with.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Sep. 2023.

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