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wake

verb [I/T]  us   /weɪk/ (past tense woke  /woʊk/ or waked  /weɪkt/ , past participle woken  /ˈwoʊ·kən/ or waked)

wake verb [I/T] (STOP SLEEPING)

to become awake and conscious after sleeping, or to cause someone to stop sleeping: [I] Did you wake at all during the night? [T] The noise of the storm woke the kids.
waken
verb [I/T]  us   /ˈweɪ·kən/
[T] He tried to waken her, but she didn’t stir.

wake

noun [C]  us   /weɪk/

wake noun [C] (WATER)

an area of water whose movement has been changed by a boat or ship moving through it: fig. The storm left a massive amount of destruction in its wake.

wake noun [C] (GATHERING)

a gathering held before a dead person is buried, at which family and friends talk about the person’s life
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