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wait

2 noun
     
wait2 [singular]
a period of time in which you wait for something to happen, someone to arrive etc
wait for
The average wait for an appointment at the clinic was eight weeks.
long/three hour/two week etc wait
There was an hour wait before the next train departed.
They'll have a long wait.

➔ lie in wait

at lie1 (8)

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