wake up[ weyk-uhp ]SEE DEFINITION OF wake up
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But if I show him to you he will wake up, and who knows if he will go to sleep again.
But sooner or later, boy, this country will wake up to what it has done.
Wake up Dick there, and let him take his turn at the tiller.
At night, when you wake up in the dark, you think they are coming in.
She wondered if God had forgotten to wake up the world—and then she slept.
I dream about it nights and wake up with my arms around the bedpost.
If this is a part of your dream, Jonadab, I wish you'd turn over and wake up.
So far from sleeping, the captain was just beginning to wake up.
You wake up in the morning, and there it is—bright and clear and shining.
Wake up and tell me what you mean by sleeping when I told you to work.
"state of wakefulness," Old English -wacu (as in nihtwacu "night watch"), related to watch; and partly from Old Norse vaka "vigil, eve before a feast," related to vaka "be awake" (cf. Old High German wahta "watch, vigil," Middle Dutch wachten "to watch, guard;" see wake (v.)). Meaning "a sitting up at night with a corpse" is attested from early 15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-13c.). The custom largely survived as an Irish activity. Wakeman (c.1200), which survives as a surname, was Middle English for "watchman."