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English definition of “wake up to sth”

wake up to sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with wake   /weɪk/ (past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked) (also wake up) us  
to start to understand that a situation or problem exists: Governments are finally waking up to the fact that the environment should be cleaned up.
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