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stay

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1 verb remain
INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m ustay! fan!, fan ort!, fóill ort!stay where you are fan san áit a bhfuil tú, fan mar a bhfuil túshe stayed here d'fhan sí anseowill they stay outside all day? an bhfanfaidh siad amuigh ar feadh an lae?he didn't stay long níor fhan sé i bhfadstay close ná himigh i bhfad, ná gabh i bhfadhe's staying at home tá sé ag fanacht sa bhaile, tá sé ag fanacht ag bailethey stayed within the grounds of the hotel d'fhan siad taobh istigh de thailte an óstáin, d'fhan siad laistigh de thailte an óstáinshe stayed away from the pub d'fhan sí glan ar an tábhairne, d'fhan sí amach ón teach leanna, d'fhan sí ar shiúl ón tábhairnestay away from my son fan amach ó mo mhacthe lights won't stay up ní fhanfaidh na soilse thuas, ní fhanfaidh na soilse in airdethe divers stayed down d'fhan na tumadóirí thíosthey told them to stay back dúirt siad leo fanacht siarthey won't stay together ní fhanfaidh siad le chéilethey'll come for the beer and stay for the music tiocfaidh siad ar thóir na beorach agus fanfaidh siad ar son an cheoilthe paint stayed inside the lines d'fhan an phéint idir na línte
TRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uhe should stay a while ba cheart dó fanacht tamallthey stayed an extra hour d'fhan siad uair an chloig bhreise
2 verb also SPOR scale, league etc INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uprices stayed up d'fhan na praghsanna mar a bhí siad, níor ísligh na praghsannaher blood pressure stayed down d'fhan a brú fola mar a bhí sé, níor ardaigh a brú folathe manager is hoping the team will stay up tá an bainisteoir ag súil go bhfanfaidh an fhoireann thuastheir CD will be staying at number one beidh a ndlúthdhiosca ag uimhir a haon fós
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3 verb especially TOUR MED visitor
INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uwhere are you staying? cá bhfuil tú ag fanacht?, cén áit a bhfuil tú ag stopadh?, cá háit a bhfuil tú ag stopadh?did they stay overnight? ar fhan siad thar oíche?we'll stay here until Tuesday fanfaimid anseo go dtí Dé Máirt
TRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uthey stayed an extra day d'fhan siad lá breise
4 verb continue attending, working INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uhe stayed at college until he got his degree d'fhan sé ar an gcoláiste go dtí gur bhain sé a chéim amach 5 verb continue to be
INTRANSITIVEfan verb  c m uthe phonelines will stay open beidh na línte gutháin ar oscailtstay safe bí sábháilteit'll help you stay healthy cabhróidh sé leat bheith sláintiúilshe stayed silent d'fhan sí ina tost, níor oscail sí a béalthey did their best to stay dry rinne siad a ndícheall iad féin a choinneáil tirimshe stayed afloat d'fhan sí ar bharr uisce
TRANSITIVEfan verb  c m ubheith verb  c m uthey've stayed friends tá siad mór le chéile i gcónaí, tá siad ina gcairde ag a chéile go fóill I hope things stay that way tá súil agam go bhfanfaidh cúrsaí mar atá, tá súil agam gur mar sin a bheidhhe stayed one step ahead of the group d'fhan sé céim chun cinn ar an ngrúpa, d'fhan sé céim amháin chun tosaigh ar an ngrúpa
6 verb especially LAW stop TRANSITIVEbac verb  c m ubac a chur ar VPthe judge stayed the proceedings chuir an breitheamh stop leis na himeachtaí familiar 7 verb especially LAW postpone TRANSITIVEcuir siar  c m u
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8 noun period of living somewheretréimhse chónaithe  c m utréimhse lonnaithe  c m uduring his stay at the farm le linn dó bheith ag fanacht ar an bhfeirm 9 noun especially TOUR MED temporary visitcuairt fem2  c m uenjoy your stay with us bain sult as do chuairt orainn, bain sult as do sheal linnthey had an overnight stay in Dublin d'fhan siad thar oíche i mBaile Átha Cliathit was a brief stay cuairt ghearr a bhí annthe minimum stay is two nights ní mór fanacht ar feadh dhá oíche, ar a laghadI'm here for a six-month stay tá mé anseo ar chuairt sé mhíit'll involve a hospital stay beidh seal san ospidéal i gceistthey're on a weekend stay in Paris tá siad ar chuairt deireadh seachtaine ar Pháras 10 noun LAW stopping proceedingbac masc1  c m ua stay of execution bac ar fhorghníomhú 11 noun LAW postponing, proceedingcur siar  c m uhe asked for a stay on the decision d'iarr sé go gcuirfí an cinneadh siar
phrases

here to stay

informalthe internet is here to stay is cuid den saol an t-idirlíon anois

stay your hand

fóill ar do lámh

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