wait on
also wait upon phrasal 1. a. to attend as a servant b. to supply the wants of ; serve 2. to make a formal call on 3. to wait for

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.


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  • wait on — (someone) to serve someone. She waited on customers all day at the department store. He sits there in front of the TV and expects me to wait on him! Related vocabulary: wait on someone hand and foot …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait-on — see ↑wait on below. • • • Main Entry: ↑wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait on — index pander, serve (assist) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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  • wait on — verb work for or be a servant to (Freq. 1) May I serve you? She attends the old lady in the wheelchair Can you wait on our table, please? Is a salesperson assisting you? The minister served the King for many years • Syn: ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wait on : present tense I/you/we/they wait on he/she/it waits on present participle waiting on past tense waited on past participle waited on 1) a) wait on someone to serve people in a restaurant What do we… …   English dictionary

  • wait on — verb a) To wait for an event. Im waiting on the light to change. b) To wait for a person to do something. Im waiting on you before we can leave. See Also: wait, wait on hand and foot …   Wiktionary

  • wait on — I (Roget s IV) v. 1. [To serve] Syn. accommodate, provide, attend; see serve 4 , wait 2 . 2. [To result] Syn. ensue, issue, arise; see happen 2 . II (Roget s 3 Superthesaurus) v. serve, attend to, tend to, minister to, be at one s beck and call,… …   English dictionary for students

  • wait on — PHRASAL VERB If you are waiting on something, you are waiting for it to happen, for example before you do or decide anything. [AM] [V P n] Since then I ve been waiting on events and till now fortune hasn t favored us... [V P n] We cannot wait on… …   English dictionary

  • wait on — phr verb Wait on is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑servant …   Collocations dictionary

  • wait\ on — • 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

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