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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

An act or instance of rousing from sleep. Also: (adjective) Serving to arouse or alert.

Usage examples (36)
  • It became a wake-up call to make more investments.
  • The Yugoslav crisis ought to provide a wake-up call.
  • Maybe 26 million records lost will be a wake-up call.
  • The Chinese president's statement was a wake-up call. for more
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