“The good news is that it has woken up the Democrats to a very dangerous year,” Johnston said.
For a brief moment during the 2011–12 protests it seemed as if Navalny had woken Moscow up.
You've woken up with a hangover...but have you ever woken up next to Kris Kringle himself?
It is the moment when we are woken from our routine lives by a whisper or explosion, either of which demands ‘Why?’
Emanuel recalls reading to his children and falling asleep before they did, only to be woken by a late night phone call.
But I should have woken up if anyone had come through my room?
I was woken up by a wet kiss planted on my lips by Isabel's husband.
Her mother and a chamber-maid were woken up, they suddenly began to speak to her through the door.
It was as though he had woken up, his real self; then—lost that self again.
His mouth tasted like it was full of blood still, a taste that was woken up by the wine.
"to become awake," Old English wacan "to become awake," also from wacian "to be or remain awake," both from Proto-Germanic *waken (cf. Old Saxon wakon, Old Norse vaka, Danish vaage, Old Frisian waka, Dutch waken, Old High German wahhen, German wachen "to be awake," Gothic wakan "to watch"), from PIE root *weg- "to be strong, be lively" (cf. Sanskrit vajah "force, swiftness, race, prize," vajayati "drives on;" Latin vegere, vigere "to be live, be active, quicken," vigil "awake, wakeful," vigor "liveliness, activity"). Causative sense "to rouse from sleep" is attested from c.1300. Related: Waked; waking. Phrase wake-up call is attested from 1976, originally a call one received from the hotel desk in the morning.
"track left by a moving ship," 1540s, perhaps from Middle Low German or Middle Dutch wake "hole in the ice," from Old Norse vok, vaka "hole in the ice," from Proto-Germanic *wakwo. The sense perhaps evolved via "track made by a vessel through ice." Perhaps the English word is directly from Scandinavian. Figurative phrase in the wake of "following close behind" is recorded from 1806.
"state of wakefulness," Old English -wacu (as in nihtwacu "night watch"), related to watch; and partly from Old Norse vaka "vigil, eve before a feast," related to vaka "be awake" (cf. Old High German wahta "watch, vigil," Middle Dutch wachten "to watch, guard;" see wake (v.)). Meaning "a sitting up at night with a corpse" is attested from early 15c. (the verb in this sense is recorded from mid-13c.). The custom largely survived as an Irish activity. Wakeman (c.1200), which survives as a surname, was Middle English for "watchman."
A funeral celebration, common in Ireland, at which the participants stay awake all night keeping watch over the body of the dead person before burial. A wake traditionally involves a good deal of feasting and drinking.