Wake-up-call meaning

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Wake up call is an arrangement made for a telephone to ring at a certain time to serve as an alarm clock.

An example of a wake up call is when you tell the hotel front desk to call you at 7:00 AM.

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The definition of a wake up call is something that makes you change your behavior or attitude.

An example of a wake up call is when you have a heart attack and you realize that life is short and you should spend it with your kids instead of working all day.

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A telephone call that one requests to occur at a specific time in order to be woken up, especially in a hotel.
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A sign or warning that alerts one to negative or dangerous behavior or circumstances.
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A telephone call made by a wake-up service.
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Anything that serves to arouse someone from apathy or inactivity.
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Alternative spelling of wake-up call.
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A telephone call to awaken someone at a certain time, especially one requested by the person while staying at a hotel.

She requested a five a.m. wake-up call from the front desk.

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(figuratively) An alert, reminder, or call to action caused by a dramatic event.

The recent deaths should serve as a wake-up call to others at risk.

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