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wait on (1)

Meaning: to serve someone in a restaurant, or to act as a servant for someone and do whatever they ask you to do

Synonym: serve

For example:

  • wait on sb Each waiter is assigned certain tables and they only wait on people at those tables.

  • wait on sb Each of the star actors has a personal assistant who waits on him or her "hand and foot".

Quick Quiz:

If you're going to work in a restaurant, you'll have to learn how to wait on
  1. the food
  2. the kitchen staff
  3. the guests

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