Wait in – English Phrasal Verb – Online English Lessons

To wait in is to stay at home because you are expecting someone or something to arrive, or because you are waiting for someone to telephone you.

Mainly UK English.

Examples of use:

1. I’m waiting in for my parcel.

2. He waited in all day but the electrician didn’t turn up.

3. I can’t come out tomorrow morning. I have to wait in for my new laptop to be delivered.

4. You should have told us you weren’t coming. We waited in all day for you!

wait in
present simple
wait in and waits in
-ing form
waiting in
past simple
waited in
past participle
waited in

Can you use this phrasal verb in a sentence?

Have you waited in for something that did not arrive?

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