Wake-up meaning

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An act or instance of waking up.
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An act or instance of being awakened.
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Wake up is defined as to stop sleeping or to cause someone to stop sleeping.

An example of wake up is to get out of bed at 6 a.m.

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(intransitive) To awake.
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To awaken somebody.

Wake your brother up, it's time for school.

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(intransitive) To become more aware of a real-life situation; to concentrate on the matter in hand.

Some businesses were slow to wake up to the importance of the Internet.

That's the third time you've made the same mistake. Wake up!

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The definition of wake-up is a service where guests are awakened by a phone call at a time specified by the guest.

An example of wake-up used as an adjective is in the phrase "wake-up call," which is a call to a guest's room at a hotel to get him or her up in the morning.

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Designating or of a service, as provided at some hotels, by which a guest or customer is awakened by a telephone call at a requested time.
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The act of waking up.
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Origin of wake-up