Did you hear about the kid who was pulled over for speeding?
The cop got out of his car and the young man rolled down his window.
"I’ve been waiting for you all day," the cop said.
The guy replied, "Yeah, well I got here as fast as I could."
When the cop finally stopped laughing, he sent the kid on his way without a ticket.
n. (pl. -s) rocky watercourse in n. Africa etc., dry except in the rainy season. [arabic]
—v. Convey or travel easily and smoothly as through air or over water. —n. (usu. Foll. By of) whiff or scent. [originally ‘convoy (ship etc.)’ From dutch or low german wachter from wachten to guard]
—n. (in sing. Or pl.) Fixed regular payment to an employee, esp. A manual worker. —v. (-ging) carry on (a war etc.). [anglo-french from germanic]
n. - homeless and helpless person, esp. An abandoned child.
- ownerless object or animal. [anglo-french, probably from scandinavian]
—n. - prolonged plaintive high-pitched cry of pain, grief, etc.
- sound like this. —v. - utter a wail.
- lament or complain persistently or bitterly. [old norse]
n. Archaic wagon. [old english]
—v. - a defer action or departure for a specified time or until some event occurs (wait a minute; wait till i come; wait for a fine day). B be expectant.
- await (an opportunity, one's turn, etc.).
- defer (a meal etc.) Until a person's arrival.
- (usu. As waiting n.) Park a vehicle for a short time.
- act as a waiter or attendant.
- (foll. By on, upon) a await the convenience of. B serve as an attendant to. C pay a respectful visit to. —n. - period of waiting.
- (usu. Foll. By for) watching for an enemy (lie in wait).
- (in pl.) Archaic street singers of christmas carols. wait and see await the progress of events. Wait up (often foll. By for) not go to bed until a person arrives or an event happens. You wait! Used to imply a threat, warning, etc. [germanic: related to *wake1]
—v. (-king; past woke or waked; past part. Woken or waked) 1 (often foll. By up) (cause to) cease to sleep.
- (often foll. By up) (cause to) become alert or attentive.
- archaic (except as waking adj. & n.) Be awake (waking hours).
- disturb with noise.
- evoke (an echo). —n. - watch beside a corpse before burial; attendant lamentation and (less often) merrymaking.
- (usu. In pl.) Annual holiday in (industrial) northern england. [old english]
- n. - track left on the water's surface by a moving ship.
- turbulent air left behind a moving aircraft etc. in the wake of following, as a result of. [low german from old norse]
n. - = *weal1.
- ridge on corduroy etc.
- naut. A broad thick timber along a ship's side. [old english]
of life n. Occupation, profession.
- —v. - a progress by lifting and setting down each foot in turn, never having both feet off the ground at once. B (of a quadruped) go with the slowest gait.
- a travel or go on foot. B take exercise in this way.
- traverse on foot at walking speed, tread the floor or surface of.
- cause to walk with one (walk the dog). —n. - a act of walking, the ordinary human gait. B slowest gait of an animal. C person's manner of walking.
- a distance which can be walked in a (usu. Specified) time (ten minutes' walk from here). B excursion on foot.
- place or track intended or suitable for walking. walk all over colloq. - defeat easily.
- take advantage of. Walk away from 1 easily outdistance.
- refuse to become involved with. Walk away with colloq. = walk off with. Walk into colloq. - encounter through unwariness.
- get (a job) easily. Walk off with colloq. - steal.