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stay out

1. To remain physically out of or away from something or some place. I told you to stay out of my room! He ejected the man from the bar and yelled, "And stay out!"
2. To refrain or forbear from being involved in something. I appreciate your concern, but just stay out of it—you're only going to make things worse. I should have stayed out of this deal from the very beginning. I could lose my home if this all goes wrong!
3. To partake in social events or activities away from one's home at night time, especially drinking alcohol. I don't mind that you stay out with your friends, but try to a be a bit quieter when you come home.
See also: out, stay

stay out (of something)

1. To remain physically out of or away from something or some place. I told you to stay out of my room! "And stay out" he yelled as he ejected the man from the bar.
2. To refrain or forbear from involving oneself in something. I appreciate your concern, but just stay out of my marriage—you're only going to make things worse. I should have stayed out of this deal from the very beginning. I could lose my home if this all goes wrong!
See also: out, stay

stay out

 (of something)
1. Lit. to keep out of something or some place. stay out of here! Please stay out until we are ready.
2. Fig. to remain uninvolved in some piece of business. I decided to stay out of it and let someone else handle it. My help wasn't needed there, so I just stayed out.
See also: out, stay

stay out

v.
1. To remain in an external place: You'll catch my cold, so please stay out! Stay out of the cookie jar!
2. To remain outside the home, taking part in social activities: I stayed out much too late last night.
3. stay out of To refrain from becoming involved in something: Stay out of my life—it's none of your business who my friends are! My mother warned me to stay out of trouble.
See also: out, stay