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wake 1

American English: /weɪk/
British English: /weɪk/

transitive verb past tense woke past participle woken

  • this will wake them from their apathy
    esto los sacará de su apatía or les sacudirá la apatía
    see alsowake up 1 1

intransitive verb past tense woke past participle woken

  • 1 (become awake)
    despertar
    despertarse
    he woke from a deep sleep
    despertó de un sueño profundo
    see alsowake up 2 1
    Example sentences
    • I woke up on Tuesday morning after a few hours fitful sleep and went back to the hospital.
    • Debbie was still asleep so I decided to try and go back to sleep until she woke up.
    • A little voice in her head woke her up this is not how you're going to start the New Year is it?
  • 2 (be awake) (only in -ing form) waking or sleeping, it's always on my mind
    no me lo puedo quitar de la cabeza ni de día ni de noche
    my waking hours
    las horas que paso despierta
    it was a waking nightmare
    fue (como) una pesadilla

noun

Phrasal verbs

wake up

1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (rouse) wake me up at six o'clock
despiértame a las seis
these people need waking up from their apathy
hay que sacar a esta gente de su apatía
to wake somebody's ideas up (British English)
espabilar or despabilar a alguien
1.2 (make aware)to wake somebody up (to something)they need to be woken up to this threat
hay que hacer que se den cuenta or que tomen conciencia de esta amenaza
2verb + adverb 2.1 (become awake)
despertarse
to wake up to the sound of birds singing
despertarse con el canto de los pájaros
he woke up to find himself in hospital
al despertar se dio cuenta de que estaba en el hospital
the next morning she woke up with a terrible headache
a la mañana siguiente amaneció or se despertó con un dolor de cabeza terrible
wake up! that's the third time I've asked for the butter!
¡espabílate! or ¡despabílate! ¡es la tercera vez que te pido la mantequilla!
2.2 (realize)to wake up to something
(to danger/fact/threat)
darse cuenta or tomar conciencia de algo
to wake up to the realities of life
despertar a la realidad de la vida
to wake up and smell the coffee
espabilarse or darse cuenta y actuar

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wake 2
American English: /weɪk/
British English: /weɪk/

noun

  • (of ship) in the wake of somethingthe hurricane left a trail of destruction in its wake
    el huracán dejó una estela de destrucción a su paso
    in the wake of the revolution
    tras la revolución
    his resignation comes in the wake of …
    su dimisión se produce tras or sigue a …
    he accelerated and left the others trailing in his wake
    aceleró y dejó atrás a los demás
    Example sentences
    • The reason given for this crash was that the aircraft flew into the wake of another aircraft, and the pilot lost control of it.
    • Whether it's cruising through a wake or throwing an anchor, according to him I do it all wrong.
    • The speedboat kicked up a huge wave of water in its wake.

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