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wait in

UK
verb [I] uk phrasal verb with wait   /weɪt/ us  
to stay at home because you are expecting someone or something to arrive, or someone to phone you: I waited in for the plumber all morning, but he didn't turn up.
Translations of “wait in”
in Chinese (Traditional) 在家裡等待…
in Russian оставаться дома в ожидании чего-либо…
in Turkish evde kalıp beklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 在家里等待…
in Polish czekać lub siedzieć w domu…
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