Origin of wake-up
Definition for wake-up (2 of 2)
verb (used without object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
verb (used with object), waked or woke, waked or wok·en, wak·ing.
Origin of wake1
ANTONYMS FOR wake
Related formswak·er, nounhalf-wak·ing, adjectiveun·waked, adjectiveun·wak·ing, adjective
Examples from the Web for wake-up
If you want to predict trends in America, whether in politics or products, World Cup mania should serve as a wake-up call.Ann Coulter Doesn’t Get the Real Reasons Behind America’s World Cup Mania|Kristen Soltis Anderson|July 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
A new CDC report serves as a wake-up call for the importance of childhood vaccines.New CDC Report Says Vaccines Prevented 322 Million Diseases In Last 20 Years|Brandy Zadrozny|April 24, 2014|DAILY BEAST
“This study should be a wake-up call to parents and educators everywhere,” says Greenberg.
But that wine, a balanced blend of supple fruit, focused acidity and sweet spice, was my wake-up call.
And if Voss is discouraged by the situation in Washington, it should be a wake-up call for all of us.
The flicker earned his name of "yarup" or "wake-up" from his spring song, which is a rollicking jolly "wick-a-wick-a-wick."Cornell Nature-Study Leaflets|Various
She went at it cautiously, though she had swallowed a couple of wake-up capsules just before they walked into the Ermetyne suite.Legacy|James H Schmitz
British Dictionary definitions for wake-up (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for wake-up (2 of 3)
verb wakes, waking, woke or woken
Derived Formswaker, noun
Word Origin for wake
British Dictionary definitions for wake-up (3 of 3)
Word Origin for wake
Culture definitions for wake-up
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.
Idioms and Phrases with wake-up
In addition to the idioms beginning with wake
, also see
- in the wake of
- to wake the dead