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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

To remain inactive in one place while expecting something.

Usage examples (38)
  • The work will wait while you show the child the rainbow, but the rainbow won't wait while you do the work.
  • I had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets
  • The wait was an ordeal for him
  • During a typical mid-week afternoon the wait is about 15-20 minutes. for more
Tutoring comment
  • Another word that sounds like "wait" which means to be in a state of expectation, is "weight" which means heaviness.
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