Translation of "wait" - English-Polish dictionary


verb [ I ] uk /weɪt/ us

A1 to stay in a place until someone or something arrives or someone or something is ready for you

I'm waiting for Clive.
How long did you wait for a taxi?
[ + to do sth ] I'm still waiting to use the phone.

to not do something until something else happens

We'll wait till Jane gets here before we start eating.
can't wait informal

A2 used to say how excited you are about something that you are going to do

nie móc się doczekać
[ + to do sth ] I can't wait to see him.
keep sb waiting

B1 to be late so that someone has to wait for you

kazać komuś czekać
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.
wait and see

to wait to discover what will happen

zaczekać i zobaczyć
We'll wait and see what she says.
→ See also be waiting in the wings

(Translation of “wait verb” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)