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To remain in a classroom or school at the end of teaching, especially to receive punishment.

Additional definitions for 'stay behind':

stay behindAlternative form of stay-behind.
stay behindUsed other than as an idiom: see stay, behind.
stay behindTo remain where one is, whilst others leave.
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