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English definition of “tough sth out”

tough sth out

informal phrasal verb with tough     /tʌf/ verb
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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