Meaning of “wait in” in the English Dictionary

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"wait in" in British English

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wait in

phrasal verb with wait uk /weɪt/ us /weɪt/ verb [ I ]

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.

(Definition of “wait in” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)