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Russian translation of “wait”

wait

verb [I]     /weɪt/
STAY A1 to stay in a place until someone or something arrives or someone or something is ready for you
ждать
I'm waiting for Clive. How long did you wait for a taxi? [+ to do sth] I'm still waiting to use the phone.Staying and remainingWaitingWaitingStaying and remaining
NOT DO SOMETHING to not do something until something else happens
ждать, откладывать
We'll wait till Jane gets here before we start eating.Staying and remainingWaitingWaitingStaying and remainingDelaying and wasting time
can't wait informal A2 used to say how excited you are about something that you are going to do
сгорать от нетерпения
[+ to do sth] I can't wait to see him.Excited, interested and enthusiastic
keep sb waiting B1 to be late so that someone has to wait for you
заставлять кого-либо ждать
I'm sorry to have kept you waiting.WaitingStaying and remainingDelaying and wasting time
wait and see to wait to discover what will happen
подождать и увидеть
We'll wait and see what she says. → See also be waiting in the wingsWaitingStaying and remaining
(Definition of wait verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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