outwait

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verb out·wait \ˌau̇t-ˈwāt\

Definition of outwait

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  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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