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Meaning of wake-up

wake-up

Pronunciation: (wāk'up"), [key]
— n.
  1. an act or instance of waking up.
  2. an act or instance of being awakened: I asked the hotel desk for a wake-up at 6.
  3. a time of awaking or being awakened: I'll need a 5 o'clock wake-up to make the early plane.
  4. flicker.
—adj.
  1. serving to wake one from sleep: Leave a wake-up call at the front desk.
  2. serving to arouse or excite: a wake-up call on the problems of pollution.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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