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awake

1 adjective
     
a‧wake1 S3 [not before noun]
1 not sleeping:
I hope he's awake now.
She was still only half awake when I brought her a cup of coffee.
How do you stay awake during boring lectures?
Emma lay awake half the night, worrying.
The noise brought him wide awake (=completely awake).
To keep themselves awake (=stop themselves from going to sleep) they sat on the floor and told each other stories.
2

be awake to something

to understand a situation and its possible effects:
Too few people are awake to the dangers of noise pollution.

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