stop up

phrasal verb

stopped up; stopping up; stops up
British, informal
: to stay up at night
She stopped up late last night.

Examples of stop up in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In case of any errors during setup, make sure your kit comes with plugsto stop up holes made by mistake. Laura Duerr, Chicago Tribune, 23 Apr. 2023 The 1-Up rack can accommodate many wheel sizes by moving the wheel stop up or down the arms. Bradley Ford, Popular Mechanics, 26 July 2023 Her life would be stopped up, as if a blood clot had blocked the passage of blood from her heart to her body. Tessa Hadley, The New Yorker, 17 July 2023 Driscoll had boarded at Wonderland, four stops up the line, a few minutes earlier, following a roughly 20 minute drive from her Salem home. Daniel Kool,, 6 July 2023 In the fourth inning, shortstop Javier Báez took a hit away from Vazquez with a diving stop up the middle. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 25 June 2023

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“Stop up.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 3 Dec. 2023.

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