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an act or instance of waking up.
an act or instance of being awakened:
I asked the hotel desk for a wake-up at 6.
a time of awaking or being awakened:
I'll need a 5 o'clock wake-up to make the early plane.
serving to wake one from sleep:
Leave a wake-up call at the front desk.
serving to arouse or alert:
a wake-up call on the problems of pollution.
noun, adj. use of verb phrase
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2014.
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Shrimp get a
call from a bold spice paste that really packs a punch.
My first experience with that sort of
call was a few years ago in my first year of teaching.
The predicament of workers whose hopes for a prosperous old age had been dashed was a
call for the government.
Perhaps this quake will be a
call to construction companies and the government which regulates the industry.
British Dictionary definitions for
) an alert or intelligent person
be a wake-up to,
to be fully alert to (a person, thing, action, etc)
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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