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. 2012.

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  • 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

  • sweat something out — tv. to wait out something; to fret and worry until the end of something. □ You’ll just have to sweat it out. There’s no way to hurry it up. CD We’ l l sweat out the wait like everybody else …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sit something out — not take part in a particular event or activity he had to sit out the first playoff game ■ wait without moving or taking action until a particular unwelcome situation or process is over most of the workers seem to be sitting the crisis out,… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sit something out — not take part in an event or activity. ↘wait without taking action until an unwelcome situation or process is over. → sit …   English new terms dictionary

  • get something out of the way — phrase to finish doing something, especially something difficult or unpleasant I can’t wait to get all this housework out of the way. Thesaurus: to finish somethingsynonym to kill a person or animalsynonym Main entry: way …   Useful english dictionary

  • get something out of the way — to finish doing something, especially something difficult or unpleasant I can t wait to get all this housework out of the way …   English dictionary

  • 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 — {{11}}wait (n.) early 13c., a watcher, onlooker, from O.N.Fr. wait, O.Fr. gaite, from gaitier (see WAIT (Cf. wait) (v.)). From late 14c. as an ambush, a trap (as in lie in wait). {{12}}wait (v.) c.1200, to watch with hostile intent, lie in wait… …   Etymology 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 — wait1 W1S1 [weıt] v ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(not go/start something)¦ 2¦(something has not happened)¦ 3 wait a minute/second/moment etc 4 somebody can t wait/can hardly wait 5 something can/can t wait 6 wait and see 7 wait until/till ... 8 be waiting (for… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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