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stay2

stay2

 
pronunciation:
steI
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb
part of speech: noun
definition 1: an object used to support or steady something; brace.
synonyms:
brace, support
similar words:
prop
definition 2: a flat strip of metal, bone, or plastic used to stiffen part of a garment.
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: stayed, staying, stays
definition: to support or strengthen; give support to.
synonyms:
brace, strengthen, support
similar words:
buttress, fortify, reinforce, shore up, stabilize, stake, steady, truss