outwait

verb
out·​wait | \ ˌau̇t-ˈwāt How to pronounce outwait (audio) \
outwaited; outwaiting; outwaits

Definition of outwait

transitive verb

: 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

Examples of outwait in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The attackers could try to outwait the defenders and force them to surrender by starving them out. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Storm a Castle," 11 Apr. 2019 So moving forward, if guys want to outwait me on the ice, that’s fine. Sam Donnellon, Philly.com, "Catching up with Flyers prospect Carter Hart who just led Canada to a rousing gold medal," 9 Jan. 2018 The attackers could try to outwait the defenders and force them to surrender by starving them out. William Gurstelle, Popular Mechanics, "How to Storm a Castle," 10 Aug. 2017

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First Known Use of outwait

1616, in the meaning defined above

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“Outwait.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/outwait. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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