stay on

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Verb1.stay on - continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"
be - have the quality of being; (copula, used with an adjective or a predicate noun); "John is rich"; "This is not a good answer"
abide, bide, stay - dwell; "You can stay with me while you are in town"; "stay a bit longer--the day is still young"
hold over - continue a term of office past the normal period of time

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vi (lid etc)draufbleiben; (light)anbleiben; (people)(noch) bleiben; he stayed on for another yearer blieb noch ein Jahr; to stay on at school(in der Schule) weitermachen; to stay on as manager(weiterhin) Geschäftsführer bleiben
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Some workers will stay on for the decommissioning process, which will take until 2017.