Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb sober_up

2 senses of sober up

Sense 1
sober up, sober -- (become sober after excessive alcohol consumption; "Keep him in bed until he sobers up")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

Sense 2
sober up, sober -- (become more realistic; "After thinking about the potential consequences of his plan, he sobered up")
       => become, go, get -- (enter or assume a certain state or condition; "He became annoyed when he heard the bad news"; "It must be getting more serious"; "her face went red with anger"; "She went into ecstasy"; "Get going!")

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