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Significado de “wake-up call” - Diccionario Inglés

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wake-up callnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈweɪk.ʌpˌkɔːl/
If something that ​happens is a wake-up ​call, it should make you ​realize that you need to take ​action to ​change a ​situation: For the ​insuranceindustry, these ​floods were a wake-up ​call. a ​phonecall that you ​arrange to be made, for ​example in a ​hotel, to ​wake you up at a ​certaintime
(Definition of wake-up call from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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wake-up callnoun [C]

 us   /ˈweɪkˌʌp ˌkɔl/
  • wake-up call noun [C] (MORNING CALL)

a ​telephone call or ​signal to ​wake you in the ​morning, ​typically in a ​hotel
  • wake-up call noun [C] (SHOCKING EVENT)

a ​shockingevent that ​changes the way many ​peoplethink: Fish and Game ​officials got a wake-up call in a ​survey on wildlife-related ​issues.
(Definition of wake-up call from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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wake-up callnoun [C]

uk   us  
if something is a wake-up ​call, it makes you ​realize that you need to ​change the way you do something, to ​avoid a problem in the future: The 30% ​drop in ​annualprofitsserved as a ​real wake-up ​call for high-street ​retailers.
a ​phonecall that a ​hotelguest can ​arrange to get to wake them up at a particular ​time: I'd like a wake-up ​call at 7, please.
(Definition of wake-up call from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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