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staying

adjective

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staying

verb (1)
present participle of stay

Synonyms & Antonyms of staying (Entry 2 of 3)

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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staying

verb (2)
present participle of stay

Synonyms of staying (Entry 3 of 3)

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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“Staying.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/staying. Accessed 27 Jan. 2022.

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