Wake

What is Wake?

Wake is (verb) 1. to stop someone’s sleep The telephone woke her or she was woken by the telephone. I banged on her door, but I can’t wake her. He asked to be woken at 7.00. 2. to stop sleeping He woke suddenly, feeling drops of water falling on his head. (NOTE: waking – woke – has woken) (noun) 1. white waves following a boat as it goes through the water The ferry’s wake rocked the little boat. 2. in the wake of something following or immedi ately after something The management has to decide what to do in the wake of the sales director’s resignation. 3. a meeting of people after a funeral

 

source: Easier English, Student Dictionary Upper Intermediate Level