2. To become smaller or less, to decrease in size, amount, length or quality: "Tiffany's interest in buying the fancy shoes might wane when she hears how expensive they are."
2. To become larger or more, to increase in amount, size, etc.: "Albert's interest in the novel seems to wax depending on the amount of suspense there is."
3. To talk or write about something in a way that shows that you are experiencing a specified mood or feeling: "Whenever Gerald asks Cindy about her holiday, she will wax nostalgic for quite awhile about her trip to Europe."
4. To apply a protective substance to a surface: "Joe decided to wax his car even on a sunny day."
Paul's interest in the new wax museum will rapidly wane if this tour doesn't get started soon. There was a time when Wanda could wax enthusiastic, but now she seems to be getting jaded or weary and bored.
2. To increase in amount, size, etc.: "Interest in the story seems to wax and wane depending on the news that comes afterward."
3. To talk or write about something in a way that shows that a person is experiencing a specified mood or feeling: "Jerry likes to wax lyrical about a new product being developed which he calls Formula One concrete."
2. An act of hitting someone or something with great force: "Dale whacks the ball around whenever he has a chance."
The sports reporter seemed to wax enthusiastically about the baseball player who was famous for the powerful whacks he could take at the ball during games.
2. A natural sticky substance which is produced inside the ears: The doctor used a water flush to get rid of the accumulated ear wax in his patient’s ear.
2. To become larger by increasing in amount, size, etc.: The people's interest in the economic news seems to wax and to wane, depending on what the other news is.
3. To talk or to write about something in a way that shows that a person is experiencing a mood or a feeling: In his presentation, Harry waxed about his bad health problems.
4. To put a thin layer of an oil based substance on a surface to protect or to polish: Mike's boys were waxing the family car today.
Beverly was warned to be careful because the floor was waxed just a short time ago.5. To remove hair from a part of the body by smoothing on a warm oil based substance; allowing the substance to harden and then removing it: Helena waxes her legs on a regular basis to keep them hairless and smooth.