transitive verb past tense woke past participle woken
intransitive verb past tense woke past participle woken
- 1.1 (become awake)he woke from a deep sleepdespertarsesee also→ wake up 2 1 1.2 (be awake) (only in -ing form) waking or sleeping, it's always on my minddespertó de un sueño profundomy waking hoursno me lo puedo quitar de la cabeza ni de día ni de nocheit was a waking nightmarelas horas que paso despiertafue (como) una pesadillaExample 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?
- (for dead person)Example sentences
- Bodies in the United States are usually kept in the funeral homes till the wake is done.
- Any breach of the rule was to result in a withdrawal by the clergy of their services at the wake and funeral.
- A death in the Creole community is observed with an evening wake in the family's home.
- 1verb + object + adverb, verb + adverb + object 1.1 (rouse) wake me up at six o'clock
- (of ship) in the wake of somethingthe hurricane left a trail of destruction in its wakein the wake of the revolutionel huracán dejó una estela de destrucción a su pasohis resignation comes in the wake of …tras la revoluciónhe accelerated and left the others trailing in his wakesu dimisión se produce tras or sigue a …aceleró y dejó atrás a los demásExample 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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