To become more aware of a real-life situation; to concentrate on the matter in hand.(verb)
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Use "wake up" in a sentence
"Ideally, we would all wake up tomorrow morning to an autogen-free world in which the environment is devoid of chemicals and heavy metals, food is always fresh, organic, and free of contaminants, and we do not have to worry about the plethora of triggers to autoimmune disease that surround us."
"All I know is that if I had to wake up to that every morning, Id be committing bird-i-cide."
"I still wake up every morning at threeA.M.,look at the clock and spend the next two hours sifting through the past, trying to think of what I could have done differently; well, more like what I would donowif I had it to do over again."