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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 fall)
a. mantenerse en pie
The construction workers didn't use concrete in the foundation, so we doubted the building would stay up.Los obreros de la construcción no usaron hormigón en los cimientos, por lo que dudábamos que el edificio se mantuviera en pie.
b. no caerse
You should buy a new belt if you want your pants to stay up.Debes comprar un nuevo cinturón si quieres que tus pantalones no se caigan.
2. (to stay awake)
a. quedarse levantado
I stayed up all night long so that I could finish my article before the deadline.Me quedé levantado toda la noche para poder terminar mi artículo antes de la fecha límite.
b. desvelarse
Did you stay up again? If you carry on like this, you're going to get sick.¿Te desvelaste otra vez? Si sigues así, te vas a enfermar.
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stay up
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
intransitive verb
1. (not go to bed)
a. quedarse levantado(a)
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stay up
1 (not fall) [+tent] mantenerse de pie; [+trousers] no caerse
my trousers won't stay up los pantalones se me caen; my zip won't stay up la cremallera se me cae; the tent wouldn't stay up no había forma de que la tienda se mantuviera de pie
2 (not go to bed) quedarse levantado
I'd rather not stay up too late preferiría no quedarme levantado hasta muy tarde; we stayed up late to see a film nos quedamos levantados hasta tarde para ver una película
he asked me if he could stay up to see his favourite programme
he stayed up all night working se quedó toda la noche trabajando; don't stay up for me no te quedes levantado esperándome
3 (Dep) (in higher division)
the team stays up el equipo no desciende; el equipo mantiene la categoría
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