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Wake, vb. (impf. and partic. --d) 1) trans. to rouse from sleep: Ven. 855. Lucr. 942. Tp. II, 1, 312. V, 49. Err. IV, 4, 35. Ado III, 3, 74. III, 4, 1. Mids. III, 1, 132. IV, 1, 143. Merch. V, 66. R2 I, 3, 132 (to w. our peace; cf. IV, 139. Ado V, 1, 102. R3 I, 3, 288. Cor. III, 1, 98. See Awake). H4B I, 2, 174. H6B III, 2, 261. R3 IV, 1, 85 (Ff awaked). H8 I, 1, 122. IV, 2, 82. Troil. II, 2, 213. IV, 2, 9. Tit. II, 2, 4. II, 4, 13. Rom. IV, 5, 9. Caes. IV, 3, 270. Mcb. II, 2, 24. Mcb. II, 2, 24 Lr. I, 2, 55. Lr. I, 2, 55 IV, 7, 18. Oth. II, 3, 258. Ant. IV, 9, 31. V, 2, 323. Metaphorically, == to arouse, to excite, to put in action: “she --s her heart by beating on her breast,” Lucr. 759. “we will not w. your patience,” Ado V, 1, 102 (cf. “to w. our peace,” R2 I, 3, 132; and see Awake). “upon his aid to w. Northumberland,” Mcb. III, 6, 31. “to w. and wage a danger profitless,” Oth. I, 3, 30. “answer my --d wrath,” III, 3, 363.
2) refl. to be awakened: “--d herself with laughing,” Ado II, 1, 361. “he will . . . find Hector's purpose pointing on him, and w. him to the answer,” Troil. I, 3, 332.
3) intr. a) to be roused from sleep, to cease to sleep, to be awakened: Lucr. 219. Lucr. 219 Sonn. 87, 14. Tp. III, 2, 148. Tp. III, 2, 148 Meas. IV, 2, 71. Mids. II, 1, 179. II, 2, 27. II, 2, 27 II, 2, 27 III, 2, 34. III, 2, 34 III, 2, 34 III, 2, 34 III, 2, 34 IV, 1, 80. IV, 1, 80 Shr. Ind. 1, 40. Shr. Ind. 1, 40. Shr. Ind. 1, 40. All's V, 3, 65. H6A II, 1, 41. R3 I, 4, 61. R3 I, 4, 61 R3 I, 4, 61 R3 I, 4, 61 164 (Qq stirs). V, 3, 155. Cor. IV, 5, 132. Tit. IV, 1, 97. Rom. I, 4, 86. IV, 1, 116. IV, 3, 31. IV, 3, 31 V, 2, 25. V, 3, 253. V, 3, 253 Mcb. I, 7, 37. Lr. III, 4, 93. IV, 7, 42. Oth. V, 2, 22. Cymb. V, 4, 129. V, 5, 233. V, 5, 233
b) to be awake, not to sleep: Lucr. 126. Lucr. 126 Pilgr. 426. Tp. II, 1, 209. Tp. II, 1, 209 Gent. I, 1, 80. Err. II, 2, 215. Mids. IV, 1, 152. Merch. I, 1, 85. Shr. Ind. 2, 82. IV, 3, 10. Wint. III, 3, 19 “(ne'er was dream so like a --ing).” H6A II, 1, 56. H6B I, 1, 26. H6B I, 1, 26 III, 1, 263. III, 2, 227. R3 V, 3, 117. H8 I, 4, 23. Troil. I, 2, 37. Rom. I, 1, 187. Lr. I, 4, 249. III, 6, 43. Cymb. IV, 2, 306. With an accus. denoting the effect: “I'll w. mine eyeballs blind first,” Cymb. III, 4, 104 (O. Edd. I'll w. mine eyeballs first). Metaphorically: “to keep thy sharp woes --ing,” Lucr. 1136. “all replication prompt . . . for his advantage still did w. and sleep,” Compl. 123. “keep in Tunis, and let Sebastian w.” Tp. II, 1, 260.
== to sit up for amusement, to hold a nightly revel: “for thee watch I whilst thou dost w. elsewhere,” Sonn. 61, 13. “the king doth w. to-night and takes his rouse,” Hml. I, 4, 8.
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