Also found in: Idioms.
1. To continue to be in a place:
Informal: stick around.
Idiom: stay put.
2. To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
4. To stop temporarily and remain, as if reluctant to leave:
5. To prevent the occurrence or continuation of a movement, action, or operation:
1. The act of stopping:
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