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phrasal verb
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywake up
he/she/itwakes up
present participlewaking up
past tensewoke up
past participlewoken up
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  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] to start to feel more lively, or to make someone feel more lively
    Another cup of coffee will wake me up.
  2. 2
    [intransitive/transitive] to start to pay more attention to something, or to make people pay more attention to something
    It takes a serious crisis to wake people up.
  3. 3
    same as wake1
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a course of study which is much shorter than a university course and focuses on the skills you need for a job, especially computer-related skills

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an ancient Roman system of underfloor heating, used to heat houses with hot air; from the Latin 'hypocaustum'

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