stay in meaning
- stay in to remain at home, especially in the evening:
▪ Sarah hadn't been out for a long time, preferring to stay in and look after Bradley.
■ SIMILAR TO: stop in
■ OPPOSITE: go out
to remain inside a place or thing; to stay indoors.
Please stay in the house. It's too cold to go outside.
You should stay in when it's this cold.
- he tends not to stay in one place for very long.
- we were packed off to stay in the country.
- the doctor advised me to stay in for a few days.
- unlike me, my husband likes to stay in bed.
- the anchor did not stay in its place on the sea bottom.