stay down - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb [intransitive]
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.

See also main entry: stay