(intr) to remain away from home: the cat stayed out all night
(tr) to remain beyond the end of: to stay out a welcome
(tr) to remain throughout: to stay the night out
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How to use stay out in a sentence
Critics accused Foster of giving Duke a payoff to stay out of the race; that was never proven.
I try to stay out of trades and all of this stuff, just as an actor to not get your head messed up.Inside the Lifetime Whitney Houston Movie’s Lesbian Lover Storyline | Kevin Fallon | December 16, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
But Sam more or less managed to stay out of the limelight until he was connected to the star of Sydney White.Sam Lutfi Is Young Hollywood’s Most Infamous Svengali | Amy Zimmerman | October 17, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
He just might (I know, parents are supposed to stay out of these things) become my son-in-law one day.
I just try to tell the story and stay out of the way as best as I can.
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.The Courier of the Ozarks | Byron A. Dunn
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!"Masterpieces of Mystery, Vol. 1 (of 4) | Various
That detail we can arrange through her: but naturally I must stay out of sight.From Place to Place | Irvin S. Cobb