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1wake/ˈweɪk/verb
wakeswoke/ˈwoʊk/alsowaked/ˈweɪkt/woken/ˈwoʊkən/orwakedalsowokewaking
1wake
/ˈweɪk/
verb
wakeswoke/ˈwoʊk/alsowaked/ˈweɪkt/woken/ˈwoʊkən/orwakedalsowokewaking
Learner's definition of WAKE  
[+ object]  : to cause (a person or animal) to be awake after sleeping — often + up
[no object]  : to stop sleeping : to become awake after sleeping — usually + up

wake up

[phrasal verb]
: to become fully awake and energetic
wake up or wake (someone) up  : to become aware or to cause (someone) to become aware of something — often + to

wake up and smell the coffee

US, informalalsowake up and smell the roses
: to realize the truth about your situation : to become aware of what is really happening
2wake/ˈweɪk/noun
pluralwakes
2wake
/ˈweɪk/
noun
pluralwakes
Learner's definition of WAKE  
[count]
: a time before a dead person is buried when people gather to remember the person who has died and often to view the body
— compare 3wake
3wake/ˈweɪk/noun
pluralwakes
3wake
/ˈweɪk/
noun
pluralwakes
Learner's definition of WAKE  
[count]
: the track left by a boat moving through the water

in someone's or something's wake

— used to say what is left behind by someone or something

in the wake of

— used to say what happens after and often as a result of something
— compare 2wake
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