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in the wake of

Definition of in the wake of

  1. —used to say what happens after and often as a result of something <Safety regulations were improved in the wake of the oil spill.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to be or remain awake

    :  to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

    :  to stay up late in revelry

  1. :  the state of being awake

    :  an annual English parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the church's patron saint

    :  vigil

  1. :  the track left by a moving body (as a ship) in a fluid (as water)

    :  a track or path left

    :  aftermath

Seen and Heard

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airtight or solitary

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