Meaning of “in the wake of sth” in the English Dictionary

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"in the wake of sth" in British English

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in the wake of sth

If something happens in the wake of something else, it happens after and often because of it:

Airport security was extra tight in the wake of yesterday's bomb attacks.

(Definition of “in the wake of sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)