Definition of 'wake'
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How often do you wake up to stained glass windows? The Sun (2016)Imagine her shock when she wakes to find her hero looming over her. The Sun (2017)You were waking up each morning not knowing what was going to hit you. Times, Sunday Times (2016)People can wake at night if they go to bed hungry so it could disrupt sleep. The Sun (2017)But things have been a lot better in the wake of the crisis than they might have been. Times, Sunday Times (2016)Everyone gets put to sleep, then wakes up when they arrive. The Sun (2016)Leave them to sleep quietly and wake slowly, to soothe themselves with softly waving reflections and shadows of trees on the ceiling? The Sun (2016)Would I wake up one day and have wrinkles? Times, Sunday Times (2017)It's a strange thing, waking up single again after such a long time. Times, Sunday Times (2016)She says: 'I once woke up with them right in my face! The Sun (2016)It is not often that you wake up to find yourself infamous. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She recalled waking up after sleeping amid the fumes. The Sun (2013)It has attempted to act swiftly in the wake of the scandal. Times, Sunday Times (2010)What causes you to wake up before dawn with a new idea spinning in your mind? Christianity Today (2000) One night he woke up to find the marital bed deserted. Times, Sunday Times (2012)He said he had woken to find him there as cops arrived. The Sun (2012)To step out of the wood back to the boat was like waking from a dream. Times, Sunday Times (2014)It tends to be in the wake of a crisis in a relationship. Times, Sunday Times (2010)Your body needs to wake up slowly and with huge consideration. Times, Sunday Times (2013)Patients are usually woken after two weeks. The Sun (2014)It was more reminiscent of a funeral wake. The Sun (2014)He arrived to find them holding a wake. FIGHTER BOYS: Saving Britain 1940 (2003)We need to talk sometimes to wake ourselves up and that is what we have done. Times, Sunday Times (2008)She woke up one morning and there was one on her bed. Times, Sunday Times (2015)They leave in their wake a rich scent of aftershave and recently pressed tailoring. Times, Sunday Times (2010)You can be fast asleep all night and still wake up tense and sore. Banish Anxiety - how to stop worrying and take charge of your life (1991)They are said to have been asleep in a downstairs room before being woken by a fire alarm. The Sun (2012)He closed his eyes and against his will his last waking thought was of violet eyes staring into his. THE WOLF AND THE DOVEHe wakes often in the night and before he lost the power of speech he would call out for her constantly. Times, Sunday Times (2013)It seemed to "sleep in the winter and wake again each spring '. PHYLLOXERA: How Wine was Saved for the World (2004)She said: 'I woke up in the morning. The Sun (2014)
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Translations for 'wake'
British English: wake VERB
When you wake or when someone or something wakes you, you become conscious again after being asleep.
It was cold and dark when I woke at 6.30.
British English: wake NOUN
The wake of a boat or other object moving in water is the track of waves that it makes behind it as it moves through the water.
The ride was smooth until they got into the merchant ship's wake.
Definition of wake from the Collins English Dictionary
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