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Dictionary definition for: Wake

1. (n) the consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic event) "the aftermath of war" "in the wake of the accident no one knew how many had been injured"

2. (v) be awake, be alert, be there

3. (n) an island in the western Pacific between Guam and Hawaii

4. (v) stop sleeping; "She woke up to the sound of the alarm clock"

5. (n) the wave that spreads behind a boat as it moves forward; "the motorboat''s wake capsized the canoe"

6. (v) arouse or excite feelings and passions; "The ostentatious way of living of the rich ignites the hatred of the poor" "The refugees" fate stirred up compassion around the world" "Wake old feelings of hatred"

7. (n) a vigil held over a corpse the night before burial; "there''s no weeping at an Irish wake"

8. (v) make aware of; "His words woke us to terrible facts of the situation"

9. (v) cause to become awake or conscious; "He was roused by the drunken men in the street" "Please wake me at 6 AM."

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