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wise up

mainly US informal
phrasal verb with wise uk   us   /waɪz/ verb
to start to understand a situation or fact and believe what you hear about it, even if it is difficult or unpleasant: Those who think this is a harmless recreational drug should wise up. It's about time employers wised up to the fact that staff who are happy work more efficiently.
Translations of “wise up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Russian осознавать…
in Turkish farkına varmak, anlamak, öğrenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Polish uświadamiać sobie…
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