wait for (someone or something)

wait for (someone or something)

To be in a state of expectation or anticipation for someone or something to arrive or for something to happen. Look, I'm not just going to hang around waiting for you to figure out what you want to do with your life—I've got my own dreams and aspirations. We're waiting for the weather to clear up before we start the game. I've been waiting for the bus for nearly an hour.
See also: for, wait
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wait (around) (for someone or something)

to stay somewhere until something happens or someone or something arrives. I'll wait around for you for an hour or so. I don't want to wait around.
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wait for

To await someone or something; remain in expectation for someone or something: I waited for my date in the lobby.
See also: for, wait
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Phrasal Verbs. Copyright © 2005 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
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