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Engelsk navneord: wait

1. wait (om tid) time during which some action is awaited

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningInstant replay caused too long a delay.
He ordered a hold in the action.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)delay, hold, postponement, time lag

Mindre specifikke termerbreak, intermission, interruption, pause, suspension

Mere specifikke termerextension, moratorium, retardation

2. wait (om handling) the act of waiting (remaining inactive in one place while expecting something)

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe wait was an ordeal for him.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)waiting

Mindre specifikke termerinactivity

Engelsk udsagnsord: wait

1. wait (om tilstand) stay in one place and anticipate or expect something

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI had to wait on line for an hour to get the tickets.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey wait a long time

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s PP

Mere specifikke termerambuscade, ambush, bushwhack, cool one's heels, kick one's heels, lie in wait, lurk, scupper, stand by, stick about, stick around, waylay

2. wait (om tilstand) wait before acting

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningThe scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment.

Eksempler på anvendelseThey wait to move

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)hold back, hold off

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s.
Somebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Mindre specifikke termeract, move

Mere specifikke termerdelay, hold out

3. wait (om erkendelse) look forward to the probable occurrence of

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningWe were expecting a visit from our relatives.
She is looking to a promotion.
He is waiting to be drafted.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)await, expect, look

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s somebody.
Somebody ----s to INFINITIVE.
Somebody ----s VERB-ing

Mere specifikke termeranticipate, expect, hang on, hold on, hold the line, look for, look forward, look to, look to

Udsagnsord med lignende betydninganticipate, expect

4. wait (om adfærd) serve as a waiter or waitress in a restaurant

Eksempler med tilsvarende betydningI'm waiting on tables at Maxim's.

Termer med samme betydning (synonymer)waitress

AnvendelsesmønsterSomebody ----s

Mindre specifikke termerwork

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