wait out

verb

waited out; waiting out; waits out

transitive verb

: to await an end to
wait the storm out

Word History

First Known Use

1849, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wait out was in 1849

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“Wait out.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wait%20out. Accessed 8 Dec. 2022.

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