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    #1

    stop up / the New Year in

    Dear teachers,

    Would you tell me your opinion about the following sentence?

    They all stopped up until midnight to see the New Year in.

    stop in = not go to bed until much later than usual

    The New Year in = beginning of the New Year

    Thanks for your efforts.

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    Re: stop up / the New Year in

    Correct.

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    #3

    Re: stop up / the New Year in

    Could not it be understood that they all stopped any activities (like drinking alcohol, drugging themselves, shooting fireworks and arms, driving tanks, scuba driving under the ice, etc.) in order to survive until the New Year and see it?

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    Re: stop up / the New Year in

    Hi vgv8,

    Here is another possible interpretation of the expression in question:

    stop up: Information from Answers.com

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    #5

    Re: stop up / the New Year in

    Quote Originally Posted by vgv8 View Post
    Could not it be understood that they all stopped any activities (like drinking alcohol, drugging themselves, shooting fireworks and arms, driving tanks, scuba driving under the ice, etc.) in order to survive until the New Year and see it?
    NO! It means to stay up and go to bed later than usual.

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    #6

    Re: stop up / the New Year in

    Quote Originally Posted by vil View Post
    Hi vgv8,

    Here is another possible interpretation of the expression in question:

    stop up: Information from Answers.com

    V.
    Ignore it!

    You got it right the first time.

    Rover

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