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1 wake /ˈweɪk/ verb
wakes; woke /ˈwoʊk/ also waked /ˈweɪkt/ ; woken /ˈwoʊkən/ or waked also woke; waking
1 wake
/ˈweɪk/
verb
wakes; woke /ˈwoʊk/ also waked /ˈweɪkt/ ; woken /ˈwoʊkən/ or waked also woke; waking
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, informal also wake up and smell the roses
: to realize the truth about your situation : to become aware of what is really happening
2 wake /ˈweɪk/ noun
plural wakes
2 wake
/ˈweɪk/
noun
plural wakes
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
3 wake /ˈweɪk/ noun
plural wakes
3 wake
/ˈweɪk/
noun
plural wakes
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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