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stay up

phrasal verb with stay uk   /steɪ/  us   /steɪ/ verb
B2 to go to ​bedlater than ​usual: We ​stayed up (late) to ​watch a ​film.

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(Definition of stay up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “stay up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 熬夜,深夜不睡…
in Turkish geç vakitte yatmak…
in Russian не ложиться спать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 熬夜,深夜不睡…
in Polish nie kłaść się (do łóżka), nie spać…
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