wake-up call


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wake-up call

(wāk′ŭp′)
n.
1. A telephone call that one requests to occur at a specific time in order to be woken up, especially in a hotel.
2. A sign or warning that alerts one to negative or dangerous behavior or circumstances: "Her personal life was spiraling out of control ... and her brush with death came as a wake-up call" (Geraldine Fabrikant).

wake-up call

n
1. (Telecommunications) a telephone call that wakes a person from sleep
2. an event that alerts people to a danger or difficulty
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wake-up call - a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglectedwake-up call - a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected; "the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"
warning - a message informing of danger; "a warning that still more bombs could explode"
2.wake-up call - a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)wake-up call - a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels); "she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."
call, phone call, telephone call - a telephone connection; "she reported several anonymous calls"; "he placed a phone call to London"; "he heard the phone ringing but didn't want to take the call"
Translations

wake-up call

[ˈweɪkʌpˌkɔːl] N
1. (lit) ask the hotel staff for an early wake-up callpídele al personal del hotel que te despierten temprano
2. (fig) → aviso m

wake-up call

n
(Telec) → Weckruf m
(esp US: = warning) → Warnsignal nt

wake-up call

خِدْمَةُ التَنْبِيهِ بِالهَاتِف buzení telefonem alarmopkald Weckruf κλήση συναγερμού llamada de aviso, llamada despertador hälytys réveil buđenje chiamata di sveglia モーニングコール 비상 신호 wekdienst automatisk vekkeanrop budzenie telefoniczne serviço de chamada, serviço de despertar сигнал побудки larmsignal การโทรปลุก uyarı çağrısı cuộc gọi báo thức 唤醒电话

wake-up call

n (fam) llamada or llamado de atención
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