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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theystay off
he/she/itstays off
present participlestaying off
past tensestayed off
past participlestayed off
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  1. 1
    [transitive]stay off something to avoid eating a particular food, avoid drinking a particular drink, or avoid using illegal drugs
    The best advice is to stay off alcohol altogether.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] British to not go to work or school because you are ill
    She stayed off for another two days.
    stay off something: I daren’t stay off work.
  3. 3
    [transitive]stay off something to avoid mentioning something
    My main concern was to stay off the subject of religion.
  4. 4
    [transitive]stay off something to avoid going to a particular place
    We decided to stay off the motorway.
  5. 5
    [intransitive] if weight that you have lost from your body stays off, you do not become heavier again
    Let’s make sure those pounds stay off.
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