outwait

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

out- +‎ wait

Verb[edit]

outwait (third-person singular simple present outwaits, present participle outwaiting, simple past and past participle outwaited)

  1. To wait for something to end
  2. To gain an advantage by simply waiting

Quotations[edit]

  • 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 . . .

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