wake up

This page is about the phrasal verb wake up.

Meaning: to become conscious again after sleeping, or to make someone else become conscious after sleeping

Synonym: awaken (formal)

For example:

  • wake up You look tired. What time did you wake up this morning?

  • wake sb up Every morning my alarm clock wakes me up. I really hate that sound.

Quick Quiz:

Tommy's mother wakes him up in time

a. for bed

b. for school

c. for sleep

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