wait in

phrasal verb

waited in; waiting in; waits in
British
: to stay at home and wait for someone or something to arrive
I can't go out. I've got to wait in for a delivery.

Examples of wait in in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Google Cast Is Coming to Cars, Starting With Rivian Need to kill some time while charging an EV or waiting in the pickup line? Chloe Albanesius, PCMAG, 15 May 2024 Cheddar Bay Biscuits weren't originally served at the table Red Lobster first served its signature biscuits on trays to hungry patrons waiting in the lobby, according to a news release. John Tufts, The Indianapolis Star, 15 May 2024 One stole approximately $10,000 worth of merchandise as the other waited in a nearby silver 2011 Volvo XC90. Anne Gelhaus, The Mercury News, 14 May 2024 At one campus entrance, more than 100 people — including graduates in black robes and crimson sashes — waited in lines to get through the checkpoints. Angie Orellana Hernandez, Los Angeles Times, 10 May 2024 As a pro-Trump mob stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6, 2021, the commanders and members of the District of Columbia National Guard waited in frustration for hours for the order to help put down the riot unfolding just minutes from where they were stationed. Luke Broadwater, New York Times, 7 May 2024 Still, tens of thousands of migrants are estimated to be waiting in Mexico, in places like Ciudad Juárez where shelter space is limited and the conditions are sometimes dire. Camilo Montoya-Galvez, CBS News, 7 May 2024 The premise, a source with knowledge of the situation tells The Hollywood Reporter, is that the rival Apollo/Sony Pictures offer now up for Paramount’s consideration will fail for multiple reasons, with Skydance still waiting in the wings. Kim Masters, The Hollywood Reporter, 6 May 2024 But waiting in the wings was a defense poised to introduce a significant element that could potentially unravel the DA's case. Nikki Battiste, CBS News, 5 May 2024

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“Wait in.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait%20in. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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