wake-up(redirected from being a wake-up)
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1. informal Austral an alert or intelligent person
2. be a wake-up to informal Austral to be fully alert to (a person, thing, action, etc)
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1. an act or instance of waking up.
2. an act or instance of being awakened.
3. flicker 2.adj.
4. serving to wake one from sleep: I'd like a wake-up call at 6:00 a.m.
5. serving to arouse or excite: a wake-up call on the problems of pollution.
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- I'd like a wake-up call for tomorrow morning at seven o'clock (US)
I'd like an alarm call for tomorrow morning at seven o'clock (UK)
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