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stay on

(after someone or something) Go to linger on (after someone or something).
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stay on

(one's) guard (against someone or something) Go to on (one's) guard (against someone or something).
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stay on (some place)

to remain at a place longer than had been planned. I stayed on in Paris for nearly two years. Mary liked it there and decided to stay on.
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stay on something

 
1. to remain on something, such as a horse, road, stool, etc. The first time I rode, I could hardly stay on the horse. It was so slippery that I had trouble staying on the road.
2. to continue to pursue something. I will stay on this problem until it is settled. she stayed on the matter for weeks until it had been dealt with.
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stay on

v.
1. To remain in a place as a visitor or resident: After the convention in London finished, I stayed on for a few days to see the sights. He stayed on in Germany after the war.
2. To continue working for an organization: She resigned her position but stayed on as an adviser.
3. To continue a course of study at a university: I stayed on to get my PhD.
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