wait on

wait on(
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A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (to serve)
a. atender
The gentleman who waited on us at the restaurant was fantastic.El señor que nos atendió en el restaurante era estupendo.
b. servir
The server who waited on them said they left a measly tip.El mesero que los sirvió dijo que dejaron una propina irrisoria.
2. (to wait for)
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
a. esperar
We've been waiting on you for over an hour. Can we go now?Llevamos más de una hora esperándote. ¿Nos podemos ir ya?
3. (to await)
a. esperar
The sergeant was waiting on orders from his superior.El sargento esperaba órdenes de su superior.
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wait on
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (serve)
a. servir
to w on somebody hand and foottraérselo todo en bandeja a alguien
wait on
intransitive verb
[+waiter, servant] servir; atender; especially (LAm)
to wait on sb hand and foot atender el menor deseo de algn
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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