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wake up to sth

verb [I or T] uk phrasal verb with wake   /weɪk/ ( past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked) ( also wake up) us  
to start to understand that a situation or problem exists: Governments are finally waking up to the fact that the environment should be cleaned up.
Translations of “wake up to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 開始意識到(問題)…
in Russian осознавать что-либо…
in Turkish öneminin farkına varmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 开始意识到(问题)…
in Polish otworzyć oczy na coś, uświadomić sobie coś…
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