VERBS be, lie At night, he lay awake beside her. | come, jerk Claudia came awake slowly. Stephen jerked awake from a nightmare. | keep, remain, stay He was struggling to stay awake. | jerk sb, jolt sb, nudge sb, shake sb A few hours later Benjamin shook me awake. | keep sb The noise had kept her awake.
ADV. fully, wide By now, the baby was wide awake. | hardly, only half It was very early and I was only half awake. | still The children were still awake when we went out.
ADV. early, late She awoke early the next morning.
PREP. from I awoke from a deep sleep at six o'clock.