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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystay down
he/she/itstays down
present participlestaying down
past tensestayed down
past participlestayed down
  1. 1
    to remain under water

    Even with breathing apparatus, you couldn’t stay down for an hour.

  2. 2
    if food that you have eaten stays down, it stays in your stomach and you are not sick

    She had a piece of toast and that stayed down.

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