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English definition of “wait sth out”

wait sth out

US phrasal verb with wait     /weɪt/ verb [I]
to wait until something unpleasant has ended: I'd rather wait out the storm than drive home immediately.Staying and remainingWaitingTolerating and enduringCoping and not copingDealing with things or peopleWaitingStaying and remaining
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