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arouse (one) from

To wake someone. Can someone arouse Todd from his sleep? It's one in the afternoon!
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Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

arouse someone from something

to activate a person out of a state of rest, sleep, or inaction. I could not arouse her from her sleep. She aroused herself from a deep sleep.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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If there can be said to be such a thing as a "guiding principle" in the poetic practice of Muzaffar al-Nawwab, it could be described as a comprehensive dedication to a "poetics of arousal," to awaken and arouse the senses and a wide range of emotions in his audience.
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The flirtatious and hungry urge that Ross and Fina arouse in each other is unfortunately not fully explored, though much of their yearnings are left to the readers' imagination.
Granted, Nader's unconventional manner, and frugalities such as buying 12 pairs of shoes and four dozen socks at the PX before leaving the Army, understandably arouse curiosity.
If he doesn't want to do it, then you shouldn't try to arouse him.
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Meanwhile, you need to focus on relaxing and guiding your lover in the techniques that arouse you.
Glossy, smooth, and enlarged to more effectively arouse desire, the objects shown in magazines are deployed here to emphasize the unreal, almost metallic quality that photography and printing have conferred on them.
The ex-gay movement arouses among many gay, lesbian, bisexual, and transgendered people, like me, as much compassion as its blatant lies arouse anger.
WOMEN government staff have been banned from wearing miniskirts and lots of make-up because they can arouse men's "animal instincts".