V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. the aftermath or consequences of an event (especially a catastrophic one); 2. the area left behind someone or something that is quickly moving away (like the wave behind a boat)
Synonyms: aftermath, consequence, trail, track
Tips: Boats leave a wake behind them in the form of a wave. This should help you to remember that when used as a noun, the word wake essentially refers to what is left behind after something has gone by. A common phrase used with the word wake is "in the wake of," as in, "in the wake of the natural disaster…"
Amazing human compassion emerged in the wake of the tsunami tragedy. (aftermath, trail)
I failed my test in the wake of several sleepless nights. (aftermath, consequence)
I like to stay within the wake of the boat when I'm water skiing. (trail, track)
Additional smoke detectors were installed in our building in the wake of what could have been a disastrous fire. (aftermath, consequence)
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