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English definition of “wait on sb/sth”

wait on sb/sth

mainly US phrasal verb with wait     /weɪt/ verb [I]
to serve food and drink , especially to customers in a restaurant : The staff who waited on us at dinner were excellent . She waited on tables (= served meals as a job ) to earn some extra money .Providing and serving meals
(Definition of wait on sb/sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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