stay in

stay in(
stey
 
ihn
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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 stay home)
a. quedarse en casa
Did you do anything yesterday? - No. I had a headache, so I stayed in.¿Hiciste algo ayer? - No. Tenía un dolor de cabeza así que me quedé en casa.
Do you want to go out for a drink? - I'm tired. Let's stay in and watch a movie.¿Quieres salir a tomar un trago? - Estoy cansada. Quedémonos en casa y veamos una película.
2. (to stay in place)
a. quedarse en su sitio
Make sure the box is tightly closed so everything stays in.Asegúrate de que la tapa este bien ajustada para que todo se quede en su sitio.
3.
A word or phrase that is seldom used in contemporary language and is recognized as being from another decade, (e.g. cat, groovy).
(old-fashioned)
(to stay after school)
a. quedarse después de clases
One of the students was made to stay in for his rude behavior.Uno de los alumnos fue obligado a quedarse después de clases por su comportamiento descarado.
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stay in
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (not go out)
a. quedarse en casa
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stay in
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (at home) quedarse en casa; no salir
I decided to stay in and wash my hair
2 (after school) quedarse (después de las clases)
I was made to stay in (after school) me hicieron quedarme después de las clases
3 (in place)
nail, screw, tooth filling
the filling only stayed in for a week el empaste duró solo una semana; the nail doesn't seem to want to stay in parece que el clavo no quiere quedarse en su sitio
the pin will have to stay in for ever the dentist put the tooth back and it has stayed in ever since
this paragraph must stay in hay que dejar este párrafo
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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