all-nighter

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all-nighter

1. The act of staying up all night to complete an activity, usually some kind of academic project. I'm going to have to pull an all-nighter if I'm going to get this term paper done in time for school tomorrow.
2. An establishment that remains open all night. Kyle and Amanda stopped at an all-nighter for a snack after the concert.
3. One who stays awake all night. Jess is a total all-nighter, so that third-shift job is perfect for her.

all-nighter

1. n. something that lasts all night, like a party or study session. After an all-nighter studying, I couldn’t keep my eyes open for the test.
2. n. a place of business that is open all night. We stopped at an all-nighter for a cup of coffee.
3. n. a person who often stays up all night. I’m no all-nighter. I need my beauty sleep, for sure.
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I probably made a mistake going on an all-nighter last night.
Pulling an all-nighter only activates short-term memory when what is needed to recall and retain most facts is long-term memory.
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MELBOURNE v NEWCASTLE tomorrow, 5am THOSE of you just coming in from an all-nighter to bring in the New Year can get stuck into their first bet of 2013 when Melbourne Heart take on Newcastle Jets early tomorrow morning in this busy festive time for A-League footballers, writes Mark Langdon.
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Washington, May 18 (ANI): Everyone, from high-school students to surgeons, has known that pulling an all-nighter results in cognitive impairments.
The illustration for the first cover of Thrasher was an old-style Proquil India pen and ink drawing that I did at probably 3:30 in the morning, pulling an all-nighter and scratching away at my little studio in Los Gatos, CA.
Its when they then stay up and try to pull an all-nighter that they are much more vulnerable to sudden sleepiness, inattentiveness and potentially accidents and errors.
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