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stay

Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.
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stay

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(engineering)
In a structure, a tensile member which holds other members of the structure rigidly in position.
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stay

1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
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Washington DC, [USA] Oct 24 ( ANI ): Convicted American comedian Bill Cosby will have to stay behind bars as his first attempt at an appeal for a new trial was denied by a trial court judge on Tuesday.
On Monday evening, he directed the children to leave but asked the victim (8) to stay behind as she had not learnt her lesson.
Imagine parents' reaction in Cyprus if schools asked kids to stay behind for 10 minutes to clean up their classrooms.
"City were in a Champions League semi-final on Wednesday and fans don't feel the need to stay behind and applaud the team.
With fears about concussion, City's medical staff made him stay behind in Melbourne - so he and Delph are expected to travel back to the UK together.
I'm not going to stay behind the baseline five metres just waiting for his mistakes.
This particular whale species is also known for its close-knit social groups, meaning if one whale gets stuck or stays behind, the others are likely to stay behind or even beach themselves as well.
"I stay behind and do extra work to try to get the manager's attention.
The Highway Code states: "Stay behind if you are following a cyclist if you are approaching a roundabout or junction and you intend to turn left."
On Bale's brace against Lyon, he said: "Those free kicks he produced against Lyon on Thursday - I've seen how he does it when we stay behind after training with Wales.
"Those free-kicks he produced against Lyon on Thursday - I've seen how he does it when we stay behind after training with Wales.
Third, after Hurricane Katrina, many of those who 'chose' to stay behind were told it was their fault.