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awake

adjective
 
 
/əˈweɪk/
be/lie/stay, etc awake B1 to not be sleeping: Is Tom awake yet? I'm going to watch the late film if I can stay awake. The noise from the party kept me awake all night.Not sleeping and not unconscious
be wide awake to be completely awakeNot sleeping and not unconscious
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