wait out
transitive verb Date: 1849 to await an end to <
wait the storm out
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  • wait out — ˌwait ˈout [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they wait out he/she/it waits out present participle waiting out past tense …   Useful english dictionary

  • wait out — wait (someone) out to allow time to go past until someone does something. I have time and he doesn t, so I ll wait him out until he agrees to sell the business to me. She hoped to wait out her opponent, but that has not worked …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait out — (something) to allow time to go past until something happens or ends. Should we leave now or wait out the storm? …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wait out : present tense I/you/we/they wait out he/she/it waits out present participle waiting out past tense waited out past participle waited out to stay where you are until something ends, usually something …   English dictionary

  • wait out — phr verb Wait out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑storm …   Collocations dictionary

  • wait out something — wait out (something) to allow time to go past until something happens or ends. Should we leave now or wait out the storm? …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Wait Out — Infobox Television episode Title = The Wait Out Series = Seinfeld Caption = Jerry trying to pull the tight dungarees off Kramer. Season = 7 Episode = 133 Airdate = May 9, 1996 Production = Writer = Matt Selman Peter Mehlman Director = Andy… …   Wikipedia

  • wait someone out — wait (someone) out to allow time to go past until someone does something. I have time and he doesn t, so I ll wait him out until he agrees to sell the business to me. She hoped to wait out her opponent, but that has not worked …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait — [wāt] vi. [ME waiten < NormFr waitier < Frank * wahten, to guard, akin to OHG wahta, a guard, watch: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to… …   English World dictionary

  • wait something out — ˌwait sthˈout derived to wait until an unpleasant event has finished • We sheltered in a doorway to wait out the storm. Main entry: ↑waitderived …   Useful english dictionary

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