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wake-up

[weyk-uhp] /ˈweɪkˌʌp/
noun
1.
an act or instance of waking up.
2.
an act or instance of being awakened:
I asked the hotel desk for a wake-up at 6.
3.
a time of awaking or being awakened:
I'll need a 5 o'clock wake-up to make the early plane.
4.
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adjective
5.
serving to wake one from sleep:
Leave a wake-up call at the front desk.
6.
serving to arouse or alert:
a wake-up call on the problems of pollution.
Origin
1835-1845
1835-45; noun, adj. use of verb phrase wake up
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British Dictionary definitions for wakeup

wake-up

noun
1.
(Austral, informal) an alert or intelligent person
2.
(Austral, informal) be a wake-up to, to be fully alert to (a person, thing, action, etc)
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