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Main Entry: 1wait
Pronunciation: primarystresswamacrt
Function: verb
1 a : to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something : AWAIT <wait your turn> <wait for orders> b : to pause to let someone catch up <hey, wait for me>
2 : POSTPONE, DELAY <wait dinner for a guest>
3 : to serve as a waiter or waitress <wait tables> <wait at a luncheon>
- wait on also wait upon
1 a : to work for as a servant b : to supply the wants of : SERVE <wait on a customer>
2 : to make a formal call on
3 : to wait for
- wait up : to delay going to bed : stay up <I'll be late; don't wait up>

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