wise up Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"wise up" in British English

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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 ​harmlessrecreationaldrug should ​wise up. It's about ​timeemployers wised up to the ​fact that ​employees who are ​happywork more ​efficiently.
(Definition of wise up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"wise up" in American English

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wise up

 /ˈwɑɪzˈʌp/ infml
phrasal verb with wise verb
to ​begin to ​understand the ​truth about an ​unpleasantsituation 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)
Translations of “wise up”
in Chinese (Simplified) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Turkish farkına varmak, anlamak, öğrenmek…
in Russian осознавать…
in Chinese (Traditional) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Polish uświadamiać sobie…
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