English version

wait something ↔ out

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishwait something ↔ out phrasal verbWAITif you wait out an event, period, or time, especially an unpleasant one, you wait for it to finish Let’s find a place where we can wait out the storm. wait→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
wait outAn adventurer scaling Mount Hood in Oregon was caught in a sudden whiteout and phoned for help instead of waiting it out.And I couldn't wait to get out.If Gharr was there for any reason to do with me, I'd have to wait and find out.Well, Theda was not going to wait to find out.They also lie in wait and whip out an arm to seize the crab with their suckers.So Scott Kamieniecki continues to dangle, waiting to find out if he will get to pitch in the postseason.The brood sizes have been steadily increasing but we are still waiting for out oldest fry to start reproducing.He waits it out, then heads down the street.
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Verb table
wait
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theywait
he, she, itwaits
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywaited
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave waited
he, she, ithas waited
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad waited
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill wait
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have waited
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam waiting
he, she, itis waiting
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you, we, theyare waiting
Past
I, he, she, itwas waiting
you, we, theywere waiting
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been waiting
he, she, ithas been waiting
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been waiting
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be waiting
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been waiting
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