out- + wait
outwait (third-person singular simple present outwaits, present participle outwaiting, simple past and past participle outwaited)
- To wait for something to end
- To gain an advantage by simply waiting
- 1977 Nathaniel Richard Nash - East Wind, Rain
- He tried to outwait the stillness, hoping somebody would say something.
- 2005 L. J. Andrew Villalon, Donald J. Kagay - The Hundred Years War
- By successfully blockading a fortified site, the attackers simply needed to outwait its inhabitants, who daily watched their food supply dwindle . . .