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wise up

informal phrasal verb with wise
 
 
/waɪz/ verb
to start to understand the truth about a situation: Employers are starting to wise up to the fact that people want flexible working hours.Understanding and comprehending
Translations of “wise up”
in Chinese (Traditional) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Russian осознавать…
in Turkish farkına varmak, anlamak, öğrenmek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 想通, 看透, 醒悟…
in Polish uświadamiać sobie…
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