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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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Every year there is a big debate on whether the fancied runners in the Derby will stay the trip, but staying the distance is vital in every race.
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"I don't think he'd have any chance of staying the distance because of his running style." He is, of course, responding to the question of a Derby bid by Frankel.