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To remain in a place or situation - thesaurus

Synonyms

remain

verb

to stay in a particular place or position and not leave it

stay

verb

to remain in a particular place

wait

verb

to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something will happen

keep

verb

to stay in a state, position, or place without changing or moving

linger

verb

to stay somewhere longer than is necessary, or to spend longer doing something than is necessary, because it is enjoyable or helpful to you

stand

verb

if a car, train, plane etc stands somewhere, it remains there without moving, waiting to be used

stay behind

to remain somewhere after everyone else has left

tarry

verb

mainly literary to stay somewhere longer than you should

stick around

to remain in a place for longer than you originally intended, especially in order to wait for something to happen

stay put

to remain in one place or position

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hover

verb

to stay somewhere because you are waiting to do something or because you cannot decide what to do

keep back

to not move towards someone or something, or to stop someone from doing this

kick around

if people are kicking around, or kicking around a place, they are in that place without any definite plans

lie in wait (for someone)

to hide so that you can attack someone when they pass you

loiter

verb

to stand or wait in a public place for no particular reason

lurk

verb

to wait, sometimes hiding, in order to frighten, annoy, or attack someone

shelter

verb

to stay somewhere where you are protected from bad weather

shelter

verb

to stay in a place where you are protected from danger

sit out

to stay until the end of something, especially something unpleasant

sit through

to stay until the end of something, especially if you are not enjoying it

sit tight

to stay where you are, or to not take action until the right time

skulk

verb

to move around or to wait somewhere in a secret way, especially because you are going to do something bad

spend

verb

to stay somewhere or to do something for a period of time

stalk

verb

literary to move around in a place in a dangerous, harmful, or threatening way

stand around

to stand somewhere and do nothing, often when you should be doing something

stand there

to stand in a place for no particular purpose, without doing anything useful

stay

verb

to remain in a particular situation or state

stay around

to not leave a person or place

stay in

to remain in your home for a period of time

stay on

to remain at a job, school, or place for longer than you had intended to

stir

verb

if you do not stir from a place, you do not leave it or move away from it

stop in

to stay at home

stop on

to remain at a place longer than you had intended to

wait behind

to stay somewhere after everyone else has left

wait in

to stay at home because you expect someone to come or to telephone you

wait out

to stay where you are until something ends, usually something bad

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