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English definition of “wake”

wake

noun     /weɪk/
in the wake of sth after something has happened , and often because it has happened : Airport security was extra tight in the wake of last week's bomb attacks .Before, after and alreadyAfter and behind
SHIP [C] the waves behind a moving ship Boats in general
FUNERAL [C] an occasion when people come together to remember someone who has recently died FuneralsRemembering people who have died
(Definition of wake noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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