wised-up
adjective Date: 1926 knowing 1

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wise up — verb 1. get wise to (Freq. 1) They wised up to it • Hypernyms: ↑learn, ↑hear, ↑get word, ↑get wind, ↑pick up, ↑find out, ↑get a line, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wise up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms wise up : present tense I/you/we/they wise up he/she/it wises up present participle wising up past tense wised up past participle wised up informal to learn or understand the truth about something, or to… …   English dictionary

  • wise up — v. (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to wise up to (I finally wised up to his tricks) * * * [ waɪz ʌp] (colloq.) (AE) (D; intr.) to wise up to (I finally wise upd up to his tricks) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wise up — PHRASAL VERB If someone wises up to a situation or state of affairs, they become aware of it and take appropriate action. [INFORMAL] [V P to n] Some insurers have wised up to the fact that their clients were getting very cheap insurance... [V P]… …   English dictionary

  • wise up to —    If you wise up or get wise to something, you become fully aware of the facts and are no longer fooled.     When Mike finally wised up to the methods being used, he resigned from the company …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • wise up (to someone or something) — in. o (finally) begin to understand someone or something; to realize and accept the facts about someone or something. (Also as a command.) □ Sally finally wised up to Pete. □ Come on, Sally! Wise up! …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • wise up to — {v. phr.}, {slang} To finally understand what is really going on after a period of ignorance. * /Joe immediately quit his job when he wised up to what was really going on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wise up to — {v. phr.}, {slang} To finally understand what is really going on after a period of ignorance. * /Joe immediately quit his job when he wised up to what was really going on./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wise\ up\ to — v. phr. slang To finally understand what is really going on after a period of ignorance. Joe immediately quit his job when he wised up to what was really going on …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wise up to — finally understand what is really going on after a period of ignorance He finally wised up to the fact that he was never going to get a promotion in his company …   Idioms and examples

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