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stay

Law the suspension of a judicial proceeding, etc.

stay

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

stay

1. Anything that stiffens or helps to maintain a frame or other structure, as a strut or brace.
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A few of us stay behind and work on things like that.
Delays with visas meant that 11 of the 24 players, along with two members of their backroom staff, had to stay behind while the remaining officials and 1 3 players were allowed to leave the country and arrived in Cairns yesterday.
Leon is only 19-years-old, so stay behind him and don't spoil what we all felt that night when he did us proud on The X Factor.
Of the evacuees who had chosen to stay in New Orleans and ride out the hurricane prior to the city's flooding, only a third said they had received clear information on how to evacuate but had chosen to stay behind.
One Samaritan's Purse worker told Gartland he intends to stay behind after reconstruction to convert Muslims into born-again Christians.
But when Minerwa left to visit her dying father, Chief Pemigewasset had to stay behind.
However, Alex soon changes his mind when Jessica comments that Cole is going to kill her and spread her remains across the country; the same comment their father said to their mother when she fled with Alex while his sibling decided to stay behind.
Billie Jean King taught me how to be a strong woman and how to fulfill my dreams," Garrison explains "She helped me discover my passions even though I was shy and a bit of an introvert, t tended to stay behind the scenes, and she taught me to step out of that mold and go for things I really wanted.
The 26-year-old former girlfriend of Soham killer Ian Huntley applied to be let out on an electronic tagging scheme but was told by Mr Narey that she must stay behind bars.
In attendance: Mike Carroll, Anthony Van Engelen, Anthony Mosley, Salman Agah, Nick Diamond (We had to stay behind and peel off your Diamond stickers muthafucka
JIMMY Calderwood will stay behind to work with his players on the plastic pitch, as Dunfermline officials fly out to Lithuania today to explore a possible feeder arrangement.