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wait a second
1. To wait or pause for a moment. Often used as an imperative. Can you please wait a second so I can tie my shoe? We waited a second before turning the water back on.
2. A phrase spoken when one has a realization about something they had not thought of until that moment. Wait a second, Jeff said he was driving here, but his car is in the shop. He must have forgotten. Wait a second... these aren't bananas, they're plantains!
wait a ˈminute/ˈmoment/ˈsecond
1 wait for a short time: Can you wait a second while I make a call?
2 used when you have just noticed or remembered something, or had a sudden idea: Wait a minute — this isn’t the right key.