wake up to sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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wake up to sth

phrasal verb with wake uk   us   /weɪk/ verb [I or T] (past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked) (also wake up)
to ​start to ​understand that a ​situation or ​problemexists: Governments are ​finallywaking up to the ​fact that the ​environment should be ​cleaned up.
(Definition of wake up to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “wake up to sth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始意识到(问题)…
in Turkish öneminin farkına varmak…
in Russian осознавать что-либо…
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始意識到(問題)…
in Polish otworzyć oczy na coś, uświadomić sobie coś…
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