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Wise up   /waɪz əp/   Listen
Wise up

verb
1.
Get wise to.
2.
Cause someone to become aware of something.






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"Wise up" Quotes from Famous Books



... every ounce of strength the two lads possessed to lift the heavy body from the dugout to the blanket, then each taking a forward end of the blanket, they drew it gently after them sled-wise up to the lean-to, avoiding rough places as much as possible. There, they had to exert themselves to the limit of their strength to lift their burden from the blanket to one ...
— The Boy Chums in the Forest - or Hunting for Plume Birds in the Florida Everglades • Wilmer M. Ely

... unabashed pacifist and you'll live with folk that will turn your stomach. Maybe you'll have to break some of these two-cent rules the British Government have invented to defend the realm, and it's up to you not to get caught out ... Remember, you'll get no help from me. You've got to wise up about Gresson with the whole forces of the British State arrayed officially against you. I guess it's a steep proposition, but you're man enough ...
— Mr. Standfast • John Buchan



Words linked to "Wise up" :   hear, get a line, see, learn, get wind, inform, get word, pick up, discover, find out



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