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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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