stay up

phrasal verb

stayed up; staying up; stays up
: to continue to be awake past the time when one usually goes to bed
Don't stay up past your bedtime.
She stayed up to watch the late movie.

Examples of stay up in a Sentence

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“Stay up.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stay%20up. Accessed 20 Apr. 2024.

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