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English definition of “wake-up call”

wake-up call

noun [C]    
TELEPHONE a telephone call to wake you in the morning , especially when you are staying in a hotel Communicating by telephone
EVENT something bad that happens and shows you that you need to take action to change a situation Threats and warnings
(Definition of wake-up call noun from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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