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in the wake of (something)

1. In the aftermath of something, often as a consequence. In the wake of the scandal, several committee members resigned.
2. Coming immediately after something. In the wake of the final scene, the audience burst into applause.
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in the wake of something

Fig. after something; as a result of some event. (Alludes to a ship's wake.) We had no place to live in the wake of the fire. In the wake of the storm, there were many broken tree limbs.
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in the wake of

1. Following directly on, as in In the wake of the procession, a number of small children came skipping down the aisle. This usage alludes to the waves made behind a passing vessel. [c. 1800]
2. In the aftermath of, as a consequence of, as in Famine often comes in the wake of war. [Mid-1800s]
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in the wake of somebody/something

coming after and resulting from somebody/something; behind somebody/something: Disease began spreading in the wake of the floods.The tourists left all sorts of rubbish in their wake. OPPOSITE: in advance (of something)
As a ship moves through the water, it leaves a wake (= disturbed water) behind it.
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in the wake of

1. Following directly on.
2. In the aftermath of; as a consequence of.
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