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stay with

1. To remain next to or in the company of someone or something, especially in custodial capacity. Stay with the kids while I go check us into the hotel. Who's staying with the dogs while you and John are away? The officer stayed with the young man until ambulance services arrived.
2. To remain in a romantic relationship with someone, especially when its survival had been doubtful. I can't believe he decided to stay with Margaret after he found out she'd been cheating on him. I knew I couldn't stay with someone who had such issues with anger and violence.
3. To stay overnight in someone else's house for some length of time. I'm staying with my dad while I'm back home. The kids will be staying with their grandparents in New York for a few weeks this summer.
4. To remain in one's memory or thoughts. Wow, what a performance. That will stay with me for a long time.
5. To continue or persist in doing, believing, or employing something. You should really stay with selling used cars, because your stand-up routine is terrible. I think we'll stay with our normal suppliers, but thanks for the offer.
6. To continue trying to do or achieve something, especially after initial failures, challenges, or setbacks. Often used an imperative, especially in the phrase "stay with it." If you really want to become a comic book artist, you have to stay with it! You can't just give up after your first rejection. I'm really glad I stayed with my exercise routine throughout my pregnancy.
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stay with someone or something

to remain in the company of someone or something. Please stay with me for a little while. How long did you stay with the company?
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stay with

1. Remain in one's mind or memory, as in That song has stayed with me all these years. [Late 1500s]
2. Keep up with; also, concentrate on, continue with. For example, The runner from Kenya stayed with Mark almost to the finish line, or She has an amazing talent for staying with a problem. [Late 1800s] Also see stick with.
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stay with

v.
1. To remain next to or in attendance of someone or something: Stay with the suitcases while I check the train schedule.
2. To remain or sojourn as someone's guest or lodger: I'm staying with my brother until I find an apartment.
3. To adhere to some plan; keep at something: I played piano for a couple of years, but I couldn't stay with it.
4. To match some competitor or perceived competitor: I tried to stay with the lead runner, but she was just too fast.
5. To remain in one's thoughts or memory: That poem has stayed with me since I first heard it.
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stay with (one)

To remain in one's memory; not be forgotten: That kind of compliment stays with you for years.
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References in classic literature ?
"It is very cold here," he said; "but I will stay with you for one night, and be your messenger."
"I will stay with you one night longer," said the Swallow, "but I cannot pluck out your eye.
"You are blind now," he said, "so I will stay with you always."
"I will stay with you always," said the Swallow, and he slept at the Prince's feet.
It also abandoned, as unnecessary, the portion of its prior ruling annulling the automatic stay with respect to removal.
If your dog won't do a reliable stay with distractions when you are standing in front of her, it's wholly unrealistic to expect her to do it when you are across the room.
There are a few amazing amenities which are available with weekly hotels, which a traveler may look for before booking a room for an extended stay with family based on his/ her family needs:
"Many of our guests also appreciate certain recipes that they can expect when they stay with us and the fact that they often see staff who have greeted them on numerous stays."
Woodman is a stallion who gets horses who stay with stamina on the dam's side."