Definitions for wake-up call

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. wake-up call(noun)

    a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected

    "the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"

  2. wake-up call(noun)

    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."


  1. wake-up call(Noun)

    A telephone call to awaken someone at a certain time, especially one requested by the person while staying at a hotel.

  2. wake-up call(Noun)

    An alert, reminder, or call to action caused by a dramatic event.

  3. Origin: wake-up + call


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