stay awake

This page is about the collocation stay awake

collocation pattern: verb + adjective


to remain awake, or not go to sleep

For example

  • I can't stay awake any longer. I'm going to bed.

  • You should never keep on driving if you're having trouble staying awake.

Other collocations in which "stay" means "remain" include "stay alive", "stay calm", "stay warm", "stay open", etc.

Quick Quiz

I couldn't stay awake because I was

a. in a deep sleep

b. really tired

c. too busy

Contributor: Matt Errey