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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.Dealing with things or peopleActing and actsCoping and not copingTolerating and enduringTolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or people
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