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    wake-up call

    wake-up call - Dictionary definition and meaning for word wake-up call

    Definition
    (noun) a warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected
    Example Sentence
    • the bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security
    Definition
    (noun) a telephone call that you request be made a specific time in order to wake you up at that time (especially in hotels)
    Example Sentence
    • she left a wake-up call for 7 a.m.
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