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wait up

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwait up phrasal verb1 SLEEPto wait for someone to return before you go to bed for Don’t wait up for me; I may be late.2 Wait up! American EnglishWAIT used to tell someone to stop, so that you can talk to them or go with them ‘Wait up!’ he called. wait→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wait upI'll be home late tonight, so don't wait up.Julie's parents waited up all night but she never came home.I should go - Marie will be waiting up for me.Wait up, you guys! I can't walk that fast.wait forUncle Vernon had waited up for her.I would wait up for him.Don't wait up for me - I'll be very late.He could be waiting up for me.The Copleys won't have waited up for me.It cockily waited up for them, then deftly sidestepped as the three came near it once again.
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Verb table
wait
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywait
he, she, itwaits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywaited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave waited
he, she, ithas waited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad waited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wait
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have waited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam waiting
he, she, itis waiting
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you, we, theyare waiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas waiting
you, we, theywere waiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been waiting
he, she, ithas been waiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been waiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be waiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been waiting
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