wait upon
phrasal see wait on

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  • wait upon — ● wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait upon — index attend (take care of) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • wait\ upon — • wait (up)on v 1. To serve. Sue has a summer job waiting on an invalid. The clerk in the store asked if we had been waited upon. 2. formal To visit as a courtesy or for business. We waited upon the widow out of respect for her husband. John… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • wait upon — wait (up)on (Roget s Thesaurus II) verb 1. To work and care for: attend, do for, minister to, serve. See CARE FOR. 2. To place food before (someone): serve. See INGESTION …   English dictionary for students

  • wait upon — See: WAIT ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait upon — See: WAIT ON …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait upon — See wait on …   New dictionary of synonyms

  • To wait upon — Wait Wait, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Waited}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Waiting}.] [OE. waiten, OF. waitier, gaitier, to watch, attend, F. guetter to watch, to wait for, fr. OHG. wahta a guard, watch, G. wacht, from OHG. wahh[=e]n to watch, be awake. [root]134 …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Letting J dare not wait upon J would… — См. Труслив, что заяц, блудлив, что кошка …   Большой толково-фразеологический словарь Михельсона (оригинальная орфография)

  • wait — [wāt] vi. [ME waiten < NormFr waitier < Frank * wahten, to guard, akin to OHG wahta, a guard, watch: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to… …   English World dictionary

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