estar despierto

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estar despierto(
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An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to not be sleeping)
a. to be awake
Por más que trate de estar despierto temprano, siempre me levanto tarde.However hard I try to be awake early, I always wake up late.
2. (to be vigilant)
a. to be alert
Luis, cuando salgas tarde del trabajo, necesitas estar despierto. Nunca se sabe quién está por ahí al acecho.Luis, when you get out of work late, you need to be alert. You never know who's lurking around.
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