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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 shipBoats in general
FUNERAL [C] an occasion when people come together to remember someone who has recently diedFuneralsRemembering people who have died
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