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To delay action until a particular time or event
“You'll have to wait for two weeks while we process your application.”
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To physically remain or stay at a given place for a period of time
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“Just wait in the car while I get some milk from the store.”
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To stop what one is doing for a period of time
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“We were told to wait until further orders before continuing work.”
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To wait in anticipation for the occurrence of something
“We decided to sit quietly and wait for the bell.”
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To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of
“He'd kept everything warm in the oven for her, and Ashton agreed to wait dinner on her as he wasn't hungry.”
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To be left until a later time before being dealt with
“I do not have the time to deal with this right now, so it will just have to wait.”
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To be on the lookout for
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Be or remain hidden so as to wait in ambush for someone or something
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To be ready to be called on
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(as a waiter) To wait on
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To be patient with
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Make musical sounds with the voice, especially words with a set tune
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To be hiding, waiting to ambush or attack someone
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Be or cause to be balanced or suspended
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A period of waiting
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“A train has just left the station, and it will be quite a wait for the next one.”
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A line or sequence of people or vehicles awaiting their turn to be attended to or to proceed
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