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"wake-up" is probably misspelled. Trying wake_up instead Definition of wake_up

1. wake_up [ v ] cause to become awake or conscious
Examples: "He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

Used in print:

(B. J. D. Meeuse, The Story of Pollination....)

If we manage to keep track of a Bombus queen after she has left her feeding place , we may discover the snug little hideout which she has fixed_up for herself when she woke_up from her winter sleep .

(Francis Pollini, Night....)

The man shrank before the hot fury , searching frantically for the answer * * h Finnegan woke_up .

(W. H. Gass, "The Pedersen Kid," in The...)

`` Ai n't he going_to wake_up '' ?

(Jane Gilmore Rushing, "Against the Moon,"...)

He was talking_about antelope again when they woke_up .

(James Thurber, "The Future, If Any, of Comedy,"...)

`` I woke_up this morning '' , Moreland said , `` paraphrasing Lewis_Carroll .

Synonyms wake_up awaken arouse rouse wake waken Related Terms cause_to_sleep change bring_to reawaken call awakening arouser

2. wake_up [ v ] stop sleeping
Examples: "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

Used in print:

(David Stacton, The Judges of the Secret Court....)

One always wakes_up , even from one 's own dreams .

(Louis Zara, Dark Rider....)

`` Stevie , wake_up now !

(John Dos Passos, Midcentury....)

Waking_up was horrible .

Synonyms awaken awake wake_up wake arouse come_alive waken Related Terms fall_asleep change_state awakening arousal sleep

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