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awake to

1. To become aware of something. You need to awake to the serious problems plaguing our country.
2. To be roused from one's sleep, due to a noise or other stimulus. This morning, I awoke to the sound of my neighbor's barking dog.
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awake(n) from

To rouse from something (often sleep). Today, I was awoken from my sleep by my neighbor's barking dog. Awake from your daydreams, class, it's time to talk about the periodic table.

wide awake

Totally awake and/or alert. I'm exhausted today because I was wide awake until 3 AM, ugh. Don't worry, I'm wide awake to the possible repercussions of this decision.
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awake(n) from something

to wake up from something, such as a dream or a deep sleep. Tom awakened from a deep sleep at the sound of the phone ringing. At dawn, she awoke from her slumbers.
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awake(n) someone from something

to cause someone to wake up from something. The crowing of the rooster awakened Sally from her slumbers. She awakened herself from a deep sleep when she fell out of bed.
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awake(n) someone to something

to make someone alert to something, such as a problem or a need. We need to awaken the voters to the need for more taxes. They awakened themselves to their callousness and began to treat other people better.
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awake(n) to something

to wake up while experiencing something. Mary awoke to the smell of freshly brewed coffee. I love to awaken to music.
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wide awake

Fully awake; also, very alert. For example, He lay there, wide awake, unable to sleep, or She was wide awake to all the possibilities. The wide in this idiom alludes to the eyes being wide open. [Early 1800s]
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"Even well-prepared patients may panic during awake surgery, which can be dangerous," says lead author Kelly Bijanki, PhD, assistant professor of neurosurgery.
Keywords: Awake extubation, Deep extubation, Intranasal surgery, Laryngospasm.
Awake offers insights into the events that unfolded in North Dakota.
Exclusion criteria were as follows: (1) patients with severe airway obstruction who require awake intubation, for example, patients with a luminal transverse area of the trachea less than 1/3 its original size due to an intratracheal neoplasm, or external compression from tumor or mass around trachea; (2) patients unable to breathe in the supine position; (3) patients with complicated respiratory diseases including pneumonia, asthma, chronic bronchitis, pulmonary emphysema; (4) patients with a high risk of aspiration, including intestinal obstruction, full stomach, esophageal reflux; (5) patients with history or family history of malignant hyperthermia; (6) pregnancy.
Herein, we report successful management of difficult airway in a 7-year-old boy with burn contracture of the neck, by application of awake FFB nasal intubation in a stepwise approach, first during an initial preoperative trial phase to increase patient cooperation and then during anesthesia induction for the reconstructive surgery planned for burn scars and contractures.
Berry Sleepy and Berry Awake have broad acceptance from Millennials and baby boomers who are seeking a healthy alternative to coffee and energy products, or quality sleep without morning after grogginess or any harmful side effects, in easily delivery vegetarian capsules and liquid shots, he adds.
In their application, the party's proposed descriptions were Scotland Awake The Real Nationalist Party, Scotland Awake Start Repatriation Stop Immigration and Scotland Awake Your Last Chance.
And Berry Awake, which is made up of a proprietary energy blend of green coffee berries extract, guarana seed extract, Bacopa leaf extract, and ginseng offers a natural alternative to get going in the morning after a restful night's sleep.
The awake craniotomy technique is well established for surgical treatment of epilepsy, and only recently it has become more popular for surgical management of supratentorial tumours, arteriovenous malformations and mycotic aneurysms near critical regions of the brain [1].
English Poet William Blake, who foresaw a country in comatose, spiritually stirring, penned: "England awake! awake!
Changes in ion concentrations, not nerve cell activity, switch the brain from asleep to awake and back again, researchers report in the April 29 Science.
DARKNESS surrounds me A blanket of the night Snuggled up in bed Until the morning light I awake with a start Remembering a dream Visions of the future Or are they things already seen?
Awake at the Bedside Contemplative Teachings on Palliative and End-of-Life Care Edited by Koshin Paley Ellison and Matt Weingast WISDOM PUBLICATIONS