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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.
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.
4. To remain in one's memory or thoughts. Wow, what a performance. That will stay with me for a long time.
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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Do I stay with someone out of duty when we are not married and doing so takes my own dreams away?
Although it was very hard when we broke up, I knew I wanted to be a dad and couldn't stay with someone who didn't want the same thing.
Fans have been continuously asking her, "why she would stay with someone like him?"
BILL Your best rule of thumb is to stay with someone in your grade until you're 18, which is the age you're considered an adult in most states.
AQUARIUS Jan 20- Feb 18 It is best not to stay with someone indefinitely as your presence can be resented.
She said: "It's difficult to explain why anyone would stay with someone who abuses them and has cost me so much.
Instead they stay with someone local, they eat at our table (with their hands), and then take photos under our watch.
Should I stay with someone with a fetish like this?
Private fostering - where the parents make an arrangement for the child to stay with someone else who is not a close relative and has no parental responsibilities, and the child stays with that person (the private foster carer) for more than 27 days.
The babe - who is currently dating former rugby player Thom Evans - said she can't understand why anyone would stay with someone just to be in a relationship.
It's easy for kids to forget they have to stay with someone when they're having fun and playing in or on the water.
If someone has taken the decision to stay with someone and share their lives with each other then they should have the same rights and support as anyone else if something goes wrong.
I expect you'll tell me I'm stupid to stay with someone who's already married and who clearly puts his wife and kids first.
``You don't stay with someone in this business for thatlength of time unless that is the case.
Most visitors stay with someone they know, or rent a house with friends; weekly rentals cost between $900 and $6,000.