Stay Off

How to Conjugate Stay Off

  • Infinitive: Stay Off
  • Present Tense: Stay Off/ Stays Off
  • -ing Form: Staying Off
  • Past Tense: Stayed Off
  • Past Participle: Stayed Off
Stay Off is a non-separable phrasal verb and has 4 definitions.

Definitions of Stay Off:

1. To avoid discussing a certain subject or topic.

Examples: Let’s stay off politics, okay? You have your beliefs, and I have mine.
The broadcaster was advised to stay off the topic of petty crimes during the news segment.

2. To avoid standing, walking or sitting on something.

Examples: Mrs. Denton told the children to stay off the grass several times before she ordered them to immediately return to class.
Tell your smelly cat to stay off my bed!

3. To avoid something.

Examples: After a night of drinking, Shane decided to stay off alcohol for a few weeks.
Ewww! Your farts smell really bad! You should stay off milk if you are lactose intolerant.

4. To avoid using something.

Examples: Many people have to deactivate their Facebook accounts in order to stay off the site for a while.
Stay off the phone! You’re grounded!

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