wait a second

wait a second

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • wait a second — I have just thought of something important. Wait a second when was the last time he stayed here? Usage notes: usually used to interrupt someone …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait a second — hold on for a moment …   English contemporary dictionary

  • wait a minute/moment/second — 1 used to tell someone to stop and wait briefly Wait a minute. I need to tie my shoe. Please wait one moment while I take this call. If you would just wait a second, I could explain what happened. 2 used to interrupt someone or something because… …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait — wait1 W1S1 [weıt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not go/start something)¦ 2¦(something has not happened)¦ 3 wait a minute/second/moment etc 4 somebody can t wait/can hardly wait 5 something can/can t wait 6 wait and see 7 wait until/till ... 8 be waiting (for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait — wait1 [ weıt ] verb intransitive *** 1. ) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something will happen: Sheryl said she d be waiting in the lobby. wait for: He was attacked while he was waiting for a bus. The airport was full of… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • wait — 1 /weIt/ verb 1 DELAY/NOT START STH (I) to not do something or go somewhere until something else happens, someone arrives etc: Hurry up! Everyone s waiting. | Wait right here until I come back. | wait for sth/sb: We had to wait over an hour for… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • wait — I UK [weɪt] / US verb [intransitive] Word forms wait : present tense I/you/we/they wait he/she/it waits present participle waiting past tense waited past participle waited *** 1) a) to stay in one place because you expect or hope that something… …   English dictionary

  • wait*/*/*/ — [weɪt] verb I 1) to stay in one place until a particular thing happens or until someone arrives Sheryl said she d be waiting in the lobby.[/ex] He was attacked while he was waiting for a bus.[/ex] They waited anxiously for news of survivors.[/ex] …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • wait a minute — BE PATIENT, wait a moment/second, just a moment/minute/second, hold on; informal hang on, hold your horses; Brit. informal hang about. → minute * * * wait a minute/moment/second idiom 1. to wait for a short time • …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait — [[t]we͟ɪt[/t]] ♦ waits, waiting, waited 1) VERB: no passive When you wait for something or someone, you spend some time doing very little, because you cannot act until that thing happens or that person arrives. [V for n] I walk to a street corner …   English dictionary

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