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Phrasal Verbs

wait on (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb 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

a. the food

b. the kitchen staff

c. the guests

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