What does wake-up call mean?

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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


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of wake-up call in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of wake-up call in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Cristina Albertin:

    This is a huge wake-up call.

  2. Matthew Howard:

    It's a healthy correction, it's a wake-up call.

  3. Jason Chaffetz:

    This is a major wake up call, worst I’ve seen to date.

  4. Torsten Slok:

    Next week if she does remove 'patient' they could get the wake-up call.

  5. Tim Ballo:

    This is a big win for public health and a wake-up call for this administration.

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