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wake-up call meaning and definition

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Definition of wake-up call (noun)

  1. a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
    • "the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"
  2. a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)
    • "she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m."
Source: Princeton University Wordnet

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