wake up

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To awaken.

I made a speaking trumpet of my hands and commenced to whoop “Ahoy!” and “Hello!” at the top of my lungs. […] The Colonel woke up, and, after asking what in brimstone was the matter, opened his mouth and roared “Hi!” and “Hello!” like the bull of Bashan.

Additional definitions for 'wake up':

wake upTo awaken somebody.
wake upTo become more aware of a real-life situation; to concentrate on the matter in hand.
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