Definition of in someone's or something's wake
- He went from job to job, leaving a trail of broken promises in his wake.
: some person : somebody
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: some indeterminate amount more than a specified number
: a person or thing of consequence
: in some degree : somewhat
used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
: to be or remain awake
: to remain awake on watch especially over a corpse
: to stay up late in revelry
: the state of being awake
: an annual English parish festival formerly held in commemoration of the church's patron saint
: the track left by a moving body (such as a ship) in a fluid (such as water)
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