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present tense third-person singular of stay
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as in waits
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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verb (2)

present tense third-person singular of stay
as in sustains
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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noun (1)

plural of stay

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noun (2)

plural of stay

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“Stays.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/stays. Accessed 3 Feb. 2023.

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