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English definition of “wait in”

wait in

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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.Staying and remainingWaitingWaitingStaying and remaining
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