From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwait a minute/second/moment etcwait a minute/second/moment etcspokena)WAITused to ask someone not to leave or start doing something immediatelyWait a second, I’ll get my coat and come with you.Wait a moment, just let me think.b)INTERRUPTused to interrupt someone, especially because you do not agree with what they are sayingWait a minute! That’s not what we agreed!c)used when you suddenly think of, remember, or notice somethingWait a minute, I’ve got a better idea. →wait
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wait a minute/second/moment etc• And hey, wait a minute.• Beth, can it wait a minute?• They come back, you know, if I wait a minute.• I rounded the corner, then stopped, waited a moment and peeked back into the lobby.• Wardwaited a moment by the door.• And wait a minute ... SageDerby.• But wait a minute! - Wasn't that blood?• But wait a minute, what's this?