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wide awake

This page is about the collocation wide awake

collocation pattern: adverb + adjective

Meaning

completely awake or fully alert

For example

  • I lay in bed wide awake, thinking about what everyone had said at the party.

  • My kids are wide awake as soon as they get up, but I need a coffee to get me going.

Quick Quiz

If you're "wide awake", it means

a. you've been awake a long time

b. your eyes are wide open

c. your mind is fully active

Contributor: Matt Errey