wait upon

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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.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to serve)
a. atender
We are here to wait upon your every need, sir.Estamos para atenderlo para lo que necesite, señor.
b. servir
Your job is to wait upon the guests at the hotel.Su trabajo es servir a los clientes del hotel.
2.
A word or phrase used to refer to the second person formal “usted” by their conjugation or implied context (e.g. usted).
(formal)
(to await)
a. esperar
The court was waiting upon the king, but he seemed to be delayed.La corte esperaba al rey, pero parecía estar atrasado.
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wait upon
intransitive verb
to wait upon sb
2 [+ambassador, envoy] presentar sus respetos a algn; cumplimentar a algn
the mayor is about to get into his carriage to go to Casale and wait upon King Carlo Alberto
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