The phrasal verb stay behind means to remain in a place or situation after others have left.
Here are some example sentences using this phrasal verb in American English.
- After the class ended, a few students stayed behind to ask the teacher questions.
- He had to stay behind at the office to finish the report while his colleagues left.
- If you’re not finished, feel free to stay behind and complete the assignment.
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