wise up


verb(adverb)
  1. slang (often foll by to) to become or cause to become aware or informed (of)

  2. (tr) to make more intellectually demanding or sophisticated

Words Nearby wise up

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How to use wise up in a sentence

  • Ive never missed an opportunity of seeing a Big League game and trying to wise up on the methods of the players.

  • Up it & like wise up the St. Croix are saw mills, as that country abounds with Pine.

    Old Fort Snelling | Marcus L. Hansen
  • I told Greenback to wise up his boy, as look at the trouble that got caused.

    Arm of the Law | Harry Harrison
  • Of one thing he felt assured, that it was in no wise up to him to speak or do first.

    Nan of Music Mountain | Frank H. Spearman
  • And they are wise up to the very point of believing only the things they have seen.

    Pieces of Hate | Heywood Broun