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English definition of “ride sth out”

ride sth out

verb uk phrasal verb with ride   /raɪd/ (rode, ridden) us  
to continue to exist during a difficult situation and until it ends, without serious harm: Many companies did not manage to ride out the recession. If a ship rides out a period of bad weather, it continues to float during it, without serious damage: The ship managed to ride out the storm.
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