But how could he stay out, when the other candidates to succeed Bloomberg might put the safety of his beloved city at risk?
Just make sure to stay out of trouble – using cameras at polling places is illegal in some parts of our fair country.
Harley, 14, longed for the comfort of his imprisoned mother and struggled to control his anger and to stay out of jail himself.
Spooner urged Roosevelt to stay out of the contest, arguing that presidential dignity required him to remain above the fray.
Freshly sentenced Lindsay Lohan will return to the big screen in the upcoming Gotti biopic, if she manages to stay out of trouble.
You dont know how long well have to stay out here and in another hour things will be still wetter.
When we boys 'out west' stay out of school, we call that playing hookey.
He argued our people to stay out of town and stay in the country.
There was going to be war, and England could not stay out of it.
I hope they're not up to new tricks and begin to stay out nights.
"to remain," mid-15c., from Middle French estai-, stem of ester "to stay or stand," from Old French, from Latin stare "to stand" (cf. Italian stare, Spanish estar "to stand, to be"), from PIE root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). Originally "come to a halt;" sense of "remain" is first recorded 1570s.
Noun senses of "appliance for stopping," "period of remaining in a place," and (judicial) "suspension of proceeding" all developed 1525-1550. Stay-at-home (adj.) is from 1806. Stay put is first recorded 1843, American English. "To stay put is to keep still, remain in order. A vulgar expression" [Bartlett]. Phrase stay the course is originally (1885) in reference to horses holding out till the end of a race.
"support, prop, brace," 1510s, from Middle French estaie "piece of wood used as a support," perhaps from Frankish *staka "support," from Proto-Germanic *stagaz (cf. Middle Dutch stake "stick," Old English steli "steel" stæg "rope used to support a mast"), from PIE *stak- (see stay (n.2)). If not, then from the root of stay (v.). Stays "laced underbodice" is attested from c.1600.
"strong rope which supports a ship's mast," from Old English stæg, from Proto-Germanic *stagan (cf. Dutch stag, Low German stach, German Stag, Old Norse stag), from PIE *stak-, ultimately an extended form of root *sta- "to stand" (see stet). The verb meaning "secure or steady with stays" is first recorded 1620s.
To maintain a penile erection (1960s+)