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a·wake / əˈwāk/ • v. (past a·woke / əˈwōk/ ; past part. a·wok·en / əˈwōkən/ ) [intr.] stop sleeping; wake from sleep: she awoke to find the streets covered in snow. ∎  [tr.] cause (someone) to wake from sleep: my screams awoke my parents. ∎  regain consciousness: I awoke six hours after the operation. ∎  (awake to) fig. become aware of; come to a realization of: the authorities finally awoke to the extent of the problem. ∎  make or become active again: there were echoes and scents that awoke some memory in me. • adj. not asleep: the noise might keep you awake at night. ∎  (awake to) aware of: too few are awake to the dangers.

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awake be roused from sleep OE.; rouse from sleep XIII. OE. str. pt. onwōc, āwōc; wk. pt. āwacode; see A-3, WAKE3.
Hence awake adj. XIII; clipped form of str. pp. awaken So awaken cease to sleep OE.; rouse from sleep XVI. OE. onwæcnan, āwæcnan, āwæcnian; see WAKEN.

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Awake ★½ 2007 (R)

Wealthy Clayton Beresford (Christensen), stricken with a heart defect, must undergo a transplant to save his life. Unfortunately, something goes wrong, and he experiences “anesthesia awareness,” which means that he appears asleep but is actually awake and fully aware of everything going on during his operation. Rather than build suspense and tension from such an intense premise, the story's twists and surprises (including an absurd-even-by-horror-movie-standards plot for poor Clay to die on the operating table) pile on ad nauseum, and Christensen is expected to carry much of the movie while flat on his back. 78m/C DVD . US Hayden Christensen, Jessica Alba, Terrence Howard, Lena Olin, Arliss Howard, Christopher McDonald, Fisher Stevens, Sam Robards, Georgina Chapman; D: Joby Harold; W: Joby Harold; C: Russell Carpenter; M: Graeme Revell.

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