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verb     sober pronunciation in British English
/ˈsəʊbə(r)/
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present tense
I/you/we/theysober
he/she/itsobers
present participlesobering
past tensesobered
past participlesobered

phrasal verb

sober up

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past tensesobered up
past participlesobered up
  1. 1
    [intransitive] to become sober after being drunk

    I had sobered up by then.

  2. 2
    [transitive] sober someone up to make someone become less drunk

    The news seemed to sober him up instantly.

 
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