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Noun
A period of waiting
“Patients experience shorter wait times because they can plan ahead for a specific date and approximate procedure time.”
Verb
To remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
“On the rare occasion a car approaches the bridge when we are crossing, the drivers usually stop and wait for us to cross.”
Verb
Remain in readiness for a purpose
“It isn't too far from here, and he'll probably have some food waiting when we get there.”
Verb
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.”
Verb
To delay movement or action until the arrival or occurrence of
Verb
Be left until a later time before being dealt with
“I want to talk to you but it can wait.”
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