stay (v.) 10
dissuade, stop, prevent
1H6 I.v.2 [Talbot alone] Our English troops retire, I cannot stay them
2H4 IV.i.121 [Mowbray to Westmorland] there was nothing could have stayed / My father from the breast of Bolingbroke
AYL I.i.125 [Charles to Oliver, of Orlando] you might stay him from his intendment
JC IV.iii.126 [Poet to Lucilius, of seeing the Generals] Nothing but death shall stay me
Luc 323 [of obstacles to Tarquin's plan] all these poor forbiddings could not stay him
MV III.ii.24 [Portia to Bassanio] I speak too long, but 'tis to piece the time ... / To stay you from election
TNK Epilogue.9 [Speaker to audience] 'Tis in vain, I see, to stay ye
TS III.ii.23 [Tranio as Lucentio to Katherina and Baptista, of Petruchio] Whatever fortune stays him from his word

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