Awake - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈweɪk|  American pronunciation of the word awake
Brit.  |əˈweɪk|  British pronunciation of the word awake
irregular verb:  p.t. — awoke  p.p. — awoken


- stop sleeping (syn: arouse, awaken, wake, waken)


- mentally perceptive and responsive(syn: alert, alive)


She fell asleep immediately but awoke an hour later.

I awoke several times during the night.

The baby awoke from his nap.

The alarm awoke me early.

They were awoken by a loud bang.

Drinking coffee keeps him awake.

I am so tired I can barely stay awake.

She was lying awake, tossing and turning.

One moment she was sleeping soundly—the next she was wide awake.

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.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: awake
he/she/it: awakes
present participle: awaking
past tense: awoke
past participle: awoken
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