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SOBER UP

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does sober up mean? 

SOBER UP (verb)
  The verb SOBER UP has 2 senses:

1. become sober after excessive alcohol consumption
2. become more realistic

  Familiarity information: SOBER UP used as a verb is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


SOBER UP (verb)


Sense 1sober up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become sober after excessive alcohol consumption

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

sober up; sober

Context example:

Keep him in bed until he sobers up

Hypernyms (to "sober up" is one way to...):

become; get; go (enter or assume a certain state or condition)

"Sober up" entails doing...:

booze; drink; fuddle (consume alcohol)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


Sense 2sober up [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Become more realistic

Classified under:

Verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.

Synonyms:

sober; sober up

Context example:

After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up

Hypernyms (to "sober up" is one way to...):

become; get; go (enter or assume a certain state or condition)

Sentence frame:

Somebody ----s


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