in someone's or something's wake

Definition of in someone's or something's wake

used to say what is left behind by someone or something
  • He went from job to job, leaving a trail of broken promises in his wake.

Word by Word Definitions

someone play
  1. : some person : somebody

something play
  1. : some indeterminate or unspecified thing

  2. : some indeterminate amount more than a specified number

  3. : a person or thing of consequence

  1. : in some degree : somewhat

  2. used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective

wake play
  1. : to be or remain awake

  2. : to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse

  3. : to stay up late in revelry

  1. : the state of being awake

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

  3. : vigil

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

  2. : aftermath


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