Meaning of “wise up” in the English Dictionary


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wise up

/ˈwɑɪzˈʌp/ infml
phrasal verb with wise verb

to begin to understand the truth about an unpleasant situation or a fact:

It’s time that Congress wised up to the fact that most citizens do not trust politicians.

(Definition of “wise up” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)