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sober

2 verb
     
sober2 also sober down [intransitive and transitive]
to become more serious in behaviour or attitude, or to make someone become more serious:
His expression sobered instantly.

sober up

phrasal verb
to gradually become less drunk, or to make someone become less drunk:
I had sobered up by now and felt terrible.
sober sb↔ up
Some coffee should sober you up.

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