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. 2014.

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  • 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 out — (something) to allow time to go past until something happens or ends. Should we leave now or wait out the storm? …   New idioms dictionary

  • wait out — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms wait out : present tense I/you/we/they wait out he/she/it waits out present participle waiting out past tense waited out past participle waited out to stay where you are until something ends, usually something …   English dictionary

  • wait out — phr verb Wait out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑storm …   Collocations dictionary

  • wait out — transitive verb Date: 1849 to await an end to < wait the storm out > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • wait out something — wait out (something) to allow time to go past until something happens or ends. Should we leave now or wait out the storm? …   New idioms dictionary

  • The Wait Out — Infobox Television episode Title = The Wait Out Series = Seinfeld Caption = Jerry trying to pull the tight dungarees off Kramer. Season = 7 Episode = 133 Airdate = May 9, 1996 Production = Writer = Matt Selman Peter Mehlman Director = Andy… …   Wikipedia

  • 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

  • wait — [wāt] vi. [ME waiten < NormFr waitier < Frank * wahten, to guard, akin to OHG wahta, a guard, watch: for IE base see WAKE1] 1. to stay in a place or remain in readiness or in anticipation (until something expected happens or for someone to… …   English World dictionary

  • 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

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