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stay up

phrasal verb with stay
 
 
/steɪ/ verb
B2 to go to bed later than usual: [+ to do sth] She stayed up to watch a film.Not sleeping and not unconscious
Translations of “stay up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 熬夜,深夜不睡…
in Russian не ложиться спать…
in Turkish geç vakitte yatmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 熬夜,深夜不睡…
in Polish nie kłaść się (do łóżka), nie spać…
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