wait out

wait out(
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (general)
a. esperar a que pase
We have a cellar where we waited out the tornado.Tenemos un sótano donde esperamos a que pasara el tornado.
b. esperar a que termine
The sailors stayed in port waiting out the hurricane.Los marineros se quedaron en el puerto esperando que terminara el huracán.
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wait out
transitive verb
1 (wait till end of) [+storm] esperar a que pase
animals sensed an approaching storm and retreated into their burrows to wait it out
we have enough capital to wait it out until the economy improves tenemos suficiente capital para aguantar hasta que mejore la economía
If you're uncomfortable with the market, then do what the pros do and wait it out on the sidelines the company has enough capital to wait it out until the next smash hit comes along If you suspect a cyst, you must seek immediate medical attention - don't attempt to wait it out alone We're not going to wait it out, wait for him to figure it out on his own
2 (US) (wait longer than)
we can wait you out indefinitely, why don't you surrender? podemos esperar indefinidamente or tenemos todo el tiempo del mundo, ¿por qué no te rindes?
Ingrid was angry with Lars, but she decided to wait him out, to see if he would end his affair members of the congregation cleaning out their handbags or reading the Sunday bulletin, as they wait out the preacher She was being patient, not so much to please him as to wait him out
(wait for)
we have to wait out the results of the vote tenemos que esperar a que se conozcan los resultados de la votación
Bill Clinton will wait out the results of today's vote in Little Rock
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