wait on (2)

Meaning: to wait for the results of something, or for information about something, before deciding what to do next

Synonym: wait for

For example:

  • wait on sth The investigators are waiting on the toxicology results before making their final report.

  • wait on sth Her family is in the next room waiting on the test results.

Quick Quiz:

My son hasn't applied for college yet because he's still waiting on

a. his entrance exam

b. his exam results

c. his holiday

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