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English definition of “tough sth out”

tough sth out

informal
verb uk phrasal verb with tough   /tʌf/ us  
to deal with a difficult period or situation without becoming any less certain or determined in your plans or opinions: It's a difficult situation, but if we can just tough it out, things are bound to get better soon.
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