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as in to stay
to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something please wait here, and we'll seat you shortly

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as in delay
an instance or period of being prevented from going about one's business there was a long wait for the manager to come and help us

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“Wait.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/wait. Accessed 14 Apr. 2024.

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