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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 they lose against a very partisan president dealing with a recession and a considerable problem in Iraq, who arouses enormous fury on the left, they will be in very serious trouble indeed.
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