"stayed" in the verb sense
1. stay, remain, rest
stay the same remain in a certain state
"The dress remained wet after repeated attempts to dry it"
"He remained unmoved by her tears"
"The bad weather continued for another week"
2. stay, stick, stick around, stay put
stay put (in a certain place we are not moving to Cincinnati"
"We are staying in Detroit
"Stay put in the corner here!"
"Stick around and you will learn something!"
3. bide, abide, stay
"You can stay with me while you are in town"
"stay a bit longer
4. stay, stay on, continue, remain
continue in a place, position, or situation
"After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"
"Stay with me, please"
"despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"
"She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
"I had to stay at home and watch the children"
6. stay, detain, delay
stop or halt
"Please stay the bloodshed!"
7. persist, remain, stay
"The smell stayed in the room"
"The hostility remained long after they made up"
8. last out, stay, ride out, outride
hang on during a trial of endurance
"ride out the storm"
stop a judicial process
"The judge stayed the execution order"
fasten with stays
11. quell, stay, appease
overcome or allay
"quell my hunger"
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