stay out

1) PHRASAL VERB If you stay out at night, you remain away from home, especially when you are expected to be there.

[V P] That was the first time Elliot stayed out all night...

[V P] I met some friends and stayed out until eleven or twelve.

stop out
2) PHRASAL VERB If workers who are striking stay out, they remain on strike. [mainly BRIT]

[V P] The electricians at the power stations went on strike and stayed out nearly five days.

English dictionary. 2008.

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