wake, waken verb

1 stop being asleep

ADV. early, late She had woken even earlier than usual. | suddenly | up I woke up quite late this morning.

PREP. from She had just woken up from a deep sleep.

PHRASES wake (up) to find sth Any minute now she'd wake up to find herself at home safe in bed. | wake (up) with a start She woke with a start from a terrible nightmare.

2 make sb stop sleeping

ADV. gently I woke him gently. | up

VERB + WAKE, WAKEN be careful not to Be careful not to wake the children!