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verb wake pronunciation in British English /weɪk/
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present tense
I/you/we/theywake
he/she/itwakes
present participlewaking
past tensewoke
past participlewoken
  1. wake

    or

    wake up

    [intransitive] to stop sleeping

    I woke at 5 o’clock this morning.

    Alan woke to a quiet knocking on his door.

    wake (up) doing something:

    Jean always wakes up feeling hungry.

    1. a.
      [transitive] to make someone stop sleeping

      My son wakes me up at six every morning.

      Can you be quieter, so you don’t wake the baby.

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