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Pronunciation: /weɪt/

Translation of wait in French:



  • 2 (AmE) to wait table servir à table


  • attendre to keep sb waiting faire attendre qn to wait for sb/sth attendre qn/qch to wait for sb/sth to do attendre que qn/qch fasse to wait to do attendre de faire I can't wait to do j'ai hâte de faire (stronger) je meurs d'impatience de faire you'll have to wait and see attends et tu verras


to lie in wait for sb

guetter qn

Phrasal verbs

wait around

wait about

wait behind

attendre un peu to wait behind for sb attendre qn

wait on

servir [person] to wait on sb hand and foot être aux petits soins pour qn

wait up

(stay awake) veiller to wait up for sb veiller jusqu'au retour de qn 1.1 (AmE) wait up! attends!

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