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wake (sb) up

phrasal verb with wake uk   /weɪk/ us   /weɪk/ verb [I or T] past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked also wake up
  • (STOP SLEEPING)

A1 to (cause to) become conscious after sleeping: Come on, wake up - breakfast is ready. He woke himself up with his own snoring!

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  • (REACT)

to start to react to a situation after a period in which you have done very little, or to make someone start to react to a situation: Companies need to wake up and pay attention to the public's increasing concern about the environment.
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