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stayed

verb (1)
past tense of stay

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(Entry 1 of 2)

1 to continue to be in a place for a significant amount of time
  • let's stay inside this pavilion until it stops raining

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3 to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • we'll stay for a while longer and see if anyone shows up

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4 to reside as a temporary guest
  • let's stay at a quaint inn rather than at some generic motel

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stayed

verb (2)
past tense of stay

Synonyms of stayed (Entry 2 of 2)

to hold up or serve as a foundation for
  • beams being used to stay the bridge while it is undergoing repairs

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“Stayed.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stayed. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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