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[out-weyt] /ˌaʊtˈweɪt/
verb (used with object)
to surpass in waiting or expecting; wait longer than.
Archaic. to lie in ambush longer than.
Origin of outwait
1600-10; out- + wait Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • You can't drag your prey out, and you can't pursue it, but you can outwait it.

    Contemporary One-Act Plays Sir James M. Barrie
  • Then they sat down by the electric heater to outwait the rain.

    Dan Carter Cub Scout Mildred A. Wirt
  • Human eyes are none the strongest, neither is human patience, yet I have rarely seen a creature that could outwait a man.

    Roof and Meadow Dallas Lore Sharp

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