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Definición de “wait” en inglés

wait

verb [I]     /weɪt/
A1 to allow time to go by, especially while staying in one place without doing very much, until someone comes, until something that you are expecting happens or until you can do something: I waited for her in the corridor, while she went in to see the doctor. The dentist kept me waiting for ages. [+ to infinitive] There were a lot of people waiting to use the phone.Staying and remainingWaitingWaitingStaying and remaining to be done or to happen at a later time: The meeting will have to wait until tomorrow, because I'm too busy now. The paperwork can't wait until tomorrow (= is urgent and must be done now).Delaying and wasting time no waiting UK (US no standing) used on signs to mean vehicles are not allowed to park, even for short periods of time: The sign by the side of the road said 'no waiting'.Lights, signs and markings on roads Gramática:Expect, hope or wait?See moreGramática:ExpectWe use expect to say that we believe that something will happen. We use expect in the following main patterns:See moreGramática:HopeWe use hope when we do not know whether something will happen or not but we want it to happen. We use hope in the following patterns:See moreGramática:WaitWe use wait when we refer to letting time pass because we are expecting that something is going to happen. We use wait in the following main patterns:See moreGramática:Expect, hope or wait: typical errorsSee moreGramática:Wait or wait for?Wait means ‘stay in the same place or not do something until something else happens’. We can use it with or without for:See more
(Definition of wait verb from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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