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wake-up

n
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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wake′-up`



n.
1. an act or instance of waking up.
2. an act or instance of being awakened.
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.
[1835–45]
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