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stay for (something)

To remain in some location in order to experience, partake of, or participate in something. Are you going to stay for the after party with the rest of the cast? A: "I'm sorry, I really must be going." B: "Won't you at least stay for dessert?"
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stay for something

to remain in a place to participate in something. Would you please stay for dinner? I am sorry, but we cannot stay for dinner.
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For example, the average length of stay for all stays of one day or longer is only 521 days, or about 17 months.
The American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, concerned by studies showing a halving in the average hospital stay for mothers from the 1970s to the 1990s, called for a ``time out'' in further reductions.
Figure 2, above, shows lengths of stay for PacMed, plotted yearly from 1982 through 1986.