wait

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wait is one of the 1000 most common headwords.
wait

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Verb[change]

Plain form
wait

Third-person singular
waits

Past tense
waited

Past participle
waited

Present participle
waiting

  1. If you wait for someone or something, you do something (or nothing) until something else happens.
    I waited for you for twenty minutes. Where were you?
    The fans waited patiently for their idol to arrive.
  2. To wait is to take orders and serve food at the tables in cafes and restaurants.
    Her job at the cafe was to wait at the tables.

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