Definition of “wait on sb/sth” - English Dictionary

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“wait on sb/sth” in British English

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wait on sb/sth

mainly US
phrasal verb with wait uk /weɪt/ us /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.

(Definition of “wait on sb/sth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)