wise up

Definition of wise up

informal

  1. 1 :  to become aware of what is really happening —often + to They finally wised up to the fact that they were being cheated.

  2. 2 :  to start to think and act in a more intelligent way They could lose everything they have if they don't wise up.

Word by Word Definitions

wiseplay
  1. :  manner, way

  1. :  characterized by wisdom :  marked by deep understanding, keen discernment, and a capacity for sound judgment

    :  exercising or showing sound judgment :  prudent

    :  evidencing or hinting at the possession of inside information :  knowing

  1. :  to give instruction or information to :  teach

    :  to become informed or knowledgeable :  learn

  1. :  direct, guide

    :  advise, persuade

    :  to divert or impel in a given direction :  send

  1. :  in or into a higher position or level

    :  away from the center of the earth

    :  from beneath the ground or water to the surface

  1. :  risen above the horizon

    :  standing

    :  being out of bed

  1. : used as a function word to indicate motion to or toward or situation at a higher point of

    :  up into or in the

    :  in a direction regarded as being toward or near the upper end or part of

  1. :  one in a high or advantageous position

    :  an upward slope

    :  a period or state of prosperity or success

  1. :  to rise from a lying or sitting position

    :  to move upward :  ascend

    : used with and and another verb to indicate that the action of the following verb was either surprisingly or abruptly initiated


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