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

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  1. stay out of something to avoid becoming involved in something

    He will go to jail if he doesn’t stay out of trouble.

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