stay out

  1. (intr) to remain away from home: the cat stayed out all night

  2. (tr) to remain beyond the end of: to stay out a welcome

  1. (tr) to remain throughout: to stay the night out

Words Nearby stay out

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How to use stay out in a sentence

  • Now that Lawrence was out of the army, he was in hopes that he would stay out, and he showed his disappointment in his face.

  • I'd much rather stay out here than go into the house where it is cool.

    The Box-Car Children | Gertrude Chandler Warner
  • If it wasn't for civility to Mr. Jackson, I'd liefer stay out here these fine summer evenings, myself.

    A Charming Fellow, Volume II (of 3) | Frances Eleanor Trollope
  • But no one turned the handle, and I continued my writing with a vexed "Well, stay out, then!"

  • That detail we can arrange through her: but naturally I must stay out of sight.

    From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb