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wide-awake

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1 not sleeping or able to sleep
  • was wide-awake with worry for most of the night
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2 paying close attention usually for the purpose of anticipating approaching danger or opportunity
  • investors who were wide-awake bought the stock as soon as it was offered
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on guard, on one's toes, on the alert, on the ball, on tiptoe

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watchful, vigilant, wide-awake, alert mean being on the lookout especially for danger or opportunity. watchful is the least explicit term.
    • the watchful eye of the department supervisor
vigilant suggests intense, unremitting, wary watchfulness.
    • eternally vigilant in the safeguarding of democracy
wide-awake applies to watchfulness for opportunities and developments more often than dangers.
    • wide-awake companies latched onto the new technology
alert stresses readiness or promptness in meeting danger or in seizing opportunity.
    • alert traders anticipated the stock market's slide

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