stay behind

stay behind
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to remain in a place)
a. quedarse
My housemates went out partying while I stayed behind to study.Mis compañeros de apartamento salieron a rumbear mientras me quedé para estudiar.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
2. (to stand in back of)
a. quedarse detrás de
You need to stay behind the curtains until Rachel comes home. As soon as she turns on the lights, jump out and yell “Surprise!”Necesitas quedarte detrás de las cortinas hasta que Rachel regrese a casa. Tan pronto como encienda las luces, sal de tu escondite y grita "¡Sorpresa!"
b. quedarse atrás de
Make sure to stay behind your brother.Asegúrate de quedarte atrás de tu hermano.
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stay behind
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
(after work, school) quedarse
they made him stay behind after school le hicieron quedarse en la escuela después de las clases
John stayed behind to ask the lecturer a question
he usually stays behind until the last lap (Dep) generalmente se queda atrás hasta la última vuelta
we told him to stay behind till the last lap
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