Pronunciation: (wāk'up"), [key]
1. an act or instance of waking up.
2. an act or instance of being awakened: I asked the hotel desk for a wake-up at 6.
3. a time of awaking or being awakened: I'll need a 5 o'clock wake-up to make the early plane.
1. serving to wake one from sleep: Leave a wake-up call at the front desk.
2. serving to arouse or excite: a wake-up call on the problems of pollution.
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