stay [steɪ]
1. noun
séjour m
2. transitive verb
   a. ( = last out) [+ race] terminer ; [+ distance] tenir
• to stay the course (figurative) tenir bon
   b. ( = check) arrêter ; [+ judgement] surseoir à ; [+ proceedings] suspendre ; [+ decision] ajourner
3. intransitive verb
   a. ( = remain) rester
• stay there! restez là !
• to stay put (inf) ne pas bouger
• to stay for dinner rester (à) dîner
• stay tuned! restez à l'écoute !
• to stay ahead of the others garder son avance sur les autres
• it is here to stay ça a de beaux jours devant soi
• he is here to stay il est là pour de bon
• if the weather stays fine si le temps se maintient (au beau)
• to stay off school ne pas aller à l'école
• to stay off drugs ne plus prendre de drogue
   b. (on visit) has she come to stay? est-ce qu'elle est venue avec l'intention de rester ?
• she came to stay for a few weeks elle est venue passer quelques semaines
• I'm staying with my aunt je loge chez ma tante
• to stay in a hotel être à l'hôtel
• where do you stay when you go to London? où logez-vous quand vous allez à Londres ?
• he was staying in Paris when he fell ill il était à Paris quand il est tombé malade
   c. ( = persevere) tenir
• to stay to the finish tenir jusqu'à la ligne d'arrivée
• stay with it! (inf) tenez bon !
4. compounds
► stay-at-home noun adjective
casanier m, -ière f
► staying power noun endurance f
• he hasn't a lot of staying power il se décourage facilement ► stay of execution noun sursis m à l'exécution
► stay away intransitive verb
• he stayed away from the meeting il n'est pas allé à la réunion
• to stay away from school ne pas aller à l'école► stay behind intransitive verb rester en arrière
• you'll stay behind after school! tu resteras après la classe !► stay down intransitive verb rester en bas ; (bending) rester baissé ; (lying down) rester couché ; (under water) rester sous l'eau ; ( = remain in same school year) redoubler
► stay in intransitive verb
   a. [person] rester à la maison ; ( = be kept in at school) être en retenue
   b. [nail, screw, tooth filling] tenir
► stay out intransitive verb
   a. [person] (away from home) ne pas rentrer ; ( = outside) rester dehors
• get out and stay out! sortez et ne revenez pas !
• he always stays out late on Fridays il rentre toujours tard le vendredi
• he stayed out all night il n'est pas rentré de la nuit
   b. to stay out of [+ argument] ne pas se mêler de ; [+ prison] éviter
• to stay out of trouble se tenir tranquille
• you stay out of this! ne vous mêlez pas de cela !
► stay over intransitive verb s'arrêter
• can you stay over till Thursday? est-ce que vous pouvez rester jusqu'à jeudi ?► stay up intransitive verb
   a. [person] veiller
• we always stay up late on Saturdays nous nous couchons toujours tard le samedi
   b. ( = not fall) [trousers] tenir
* * *
[steɪ] 1.
1) (visit, period) séjour m

to have an overnight stay in Athens — passer la nuit à Athènes

‘enjoy your stay!’ — ‘bon séjour!’

2) Law

stay of execution — sursis m (à l'exécution de la peine capitale)

stays plural noun corset m
intransitive verb
1) (remain) rester

to stay for lunch — rester (à) déjeuner

to stay in teaching — rester dans l'enseignement

to stay in nursing — continuer comme infirmier/-ière

to stay in business — (not go under) rester à flot

to stay put — ne pas bouger

‘stay tuned!’ — (on radio) ‘restez avec nous!’

computers are here to stay — les ordinateurs ne sont pas près de disparaître

2) (have accommodation) loger

to stay in a hotel/at a friend's house — loger à l'hôtel/chez un ami

3) (spend the night) passer la nuit

why don't you stay? — tu pourrais passer la nuit ici

to stay overnight — passer la nuit

4) (visit for unspecified time)

to come to stay — (for a few days) venir passer quelques jours (with chez); (for a few weeks) venir passer quelques semaines (with chez)

do you often have people to stay? — tu as souvent des gens chez toi?

Phrasal Verbs:

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