stay awake

This page is about the collocation stay awake

collocation pattern: verb + adjective

Meaning

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.

Note:
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