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phrasal verb [intransitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theywait up
he/she/itwaits up
present participlewaiting up
past tensewaited up
past participlewaited up
  1. 1
    to not go to sleep until someone comes home
    wait up for:

    Don’t wait up for me, I’ll be very late tonight.

  2. 2
    American spoken used for asking or telling someone to stop so that you can speak or walk with them

    Sharon, just wait up a second please.

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in an online conversation, repeatedly asking a person questions which suggest that you are interested in what they are talking about, but are actually intended to annoy them

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