wait up
phrasal to delay going to bed ; stay up

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • wait up — wait for me, wait until I catch up    Danny, wait up. I want to talk to you …   English idioms

  • wait up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you wait up, you deliberately do not go to bed, especially because you are expecting someone to return home late at night. [V P for n] I hope he doesn t expect you to wait up for him... [V P] Don t wait up. Syn: stay up 2)… …   English dictionary

  • wait up — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms wait up : present tense I/you/we/they wait up he/she/it waits up present participle waiting up past tense waited up past participle waited up 1) to not go to sleep until someone comes home wait up for: Don t …   English dictionary

  • wait up — v. (D; intr.) to wait up for (they waited up for him until he returned) * * * [ weɪt ʌp] (D; intr.) to wait up for (they wait uped up for him until he returned) …   Combinatory dictionary

  • wait up — verb a) To stay awake waiting for somebody to return. Ill probably be out very late tonight, so dont wait up for me. b) Wait. Hey, wait up a minute! I forgot my umbrella …   Wiktionary

  • wait up — 1) she waited up for him every night Syn: stay awake, stay up, keep vigil 2) hey, wait up! Syn: stop, slow down, hold on, wait for me …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • wait up — wait for someone to arrive, remain awake …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wait up — STAY AWAKE, stay up. → wait …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait up — {v. phr.} To not go to bed until a person one is worried about comes home (said by parents and marriage partners). * /My mother always waited up for me when I went out as a young student./ * /She always waits up for her husband when he s out late …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait up — {v. phr.} To not go to bed until a person one is worried about comes home (said by parents and marriage partners). * /My mother always waited up for me when I went out as a young student./ * /She always waits up for her husband when he s out late …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • wait\ up — v. phr. To not go to bed until a person one is worried about comes home (said by parents and marriage partners). My mother always waited up for me when I went out as a young student. She always waits up for her husband when he s out late …   Словарь американских идиом

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