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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystay behind
he/she/itstays behind
present participlestaying behind
past tensestayed behind
past participlestayed behind

or stay back

  1. to remain somewhere after everyone else has left

    Tony stayed behind and helped John clean up the kitchen.

See also main entry: stay

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the activity of exploring abandoned buildings and other manmade structures

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