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Verb
In a state of preparation or waiting
Verb
Present participle for to delay action until a particular time or event
“You'll have to wait for two weeks while we process your application.”
Verb
Present participle for to physically remain or stay at a given place for a period of time
“Just wait in the car while I get some milk from the store.”
Verb
Present participle for to stop what one is doing for a period of time
“We were told to wait until further orders before continuing work.”
Verb
Present participle for to wait in anticipation for the occurrence of something
“We decided to sit quietly and wait for the bell.”
Verb
Present participle for 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
Present participle for a period of waiting
“A train has just left the station, and it will be quite a wait for the next one.”
Noun
The action of pausing before saying or doing something
Noun
The state of thinking or hoping that something, especially something good, will happen
Noun
The action of serving food and drinks to customers
Noun
Foodservice industry
Noun
Being inactive or suspended
Noun
A surprise attack by people lying in wait in a concealed position
Adjective
Having or showing an excited feeling that something is about to happen, especially something good
Adjective
Absolutely ready
Adjective
Staying
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