Definition of Wake-up call

1. Noun. A warning to take action concerning something that was overlooked or neglected. "The bombing was a wake-up call to strengthen domestic security"

Generic synonyms: Warning



2. 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."
Generic synonyms: Call, Phone Call, Telephone Call

Definition of Wake-up call

1. Noun. A telephone call to awaken someone at a certain time, especially one requested by the person while staying at a hotel. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) An alert, reminder, or call to action caused by a dramatic event. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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