outwait

verb out·wait \ ˌau̇t-ˈwāt \

Definition of outwait

: to wait longer than
  • But she is patient, persistent and willing to outwait and sometimes outwit the "gray men in suits" in her government and palaces.
  • —Maureen Ryan

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