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wait on = to serve someone, usually used in restaurants.

Cindy waits on tables part time to help pay for college. right arrow

 

waitress

wait up = wait; wait until one person is at about the same place.

I told my kids to wait up before they got to the water.

girl and boy

walk off with = steal; take someone without permission.

He tried walking off with a bag full of money that he stole from a bank, but soon he was caught.

 

thief

walk out on = leave a person; leave a movie because it's bad or boring.

After fourteen years of marriage, Helen walked out on her husband because she met another man.

couple

warm up = prepare for something, usually for a game other physical activity; get ready.

She usually warms up by stretching her legs before she runs. right arrow

In the winter, I need to warm my car up before I drive it.

 

woman

watch out = be careful; look for something dangerous

This sign is telling drivers to watch out for road construction.right arrow

"Watch out! You might get hit!"

You have to watch out for other drivers when you're on the highway.

road sign

wear out = to get old or to be used too much.

When the soles on your shoes wear out, you should think about buying a new pair.

wear out / wore out / worn out

running shoes

what's up = hi; How are you? What's going on? What's happening? (very popular)

A: Hey, Darrel! What's up?

B: Not much. What's up with you?

A: Nothing. What are doing?

male

wipe off = to clean; to clean tables, chalkboards, whiteboards

The teacher uses an eraser to wipe off the chalkboard.

chalkboard

work out = to be good; to be okay; to have success.

Brian got a new job last week and it's working out for him and his family's schedule very well. right arrow

I bought a Dell personal computer a couple years ago, but it never really worked out for me. In fact, it was a terrible purchase. Now I only use Apple computers. (Don't buy a Dell!)

business man

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