stay off - definition and synonyms

phrasal verb
present tense
I/you/we/theystay off
he/she/itstays off
present participlestaying off
past tensestayed off
past participlestayed off
  1. 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.

  2. 3
    [transitive] stay off something to avoid mentioning something

    My main concern was to stay off the subject of religion.

  3. 4
    [transitive] stay off something to avoid going to a particular place

    We decided to stay off the motorway.

  4. 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.

See also main entry: stay