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woke

verb
variants: also waked
past tense of wake

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1 to cause to stop sleeping
  • my banging around in the kitchen woke my wife

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2 to cease to be asleep
  • I woke with a start when the door slammed

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3 to give notice to beforehand especially of danger or risk
  • a public service announcement designed to wake people to the dangers of aggressive driving

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The first known use of woke was in 1972

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“Woke.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/woke. Accessed 27 Oct. 2020.

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