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English definition of “wait for sb/sth”

wait for sb/sth

phrasal verb with wait     /weɪt/ verb [I]
to be expecting someone or something and be prepared to deal with them or it: When the thieves left the building, the police were waiting for them.WaitingStaying and remaining
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