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English definition of “wake”

wake

verb [I or T]     /weɪk/ (past tense woke or waked, past participle woken or waked) (also wake up)
A1 to (cause someone to) become awake and conscious after sleeping: Did you wake at all during the night? Please wake me early tomorrow. I woke up with a headache. Jane's hand on my shoulder woke me out of/from a bad dream.Not sleeping and not unconscious Grammar:Wake, wake up or awaken?Wake and wake up are verbs which mean ‘stop sleeping or end someone else’s sleep’. They are used in everyday language.See more
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