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What Does "Wait Out" Mean?

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"Wait out" is an English idiom. It means "to delay taking action until a particular event or situation ends."

Examples in Sentences

Here are three examples of the idiom "wait out" used in a sentence:
  • We'll wait out the storm in the shelter.
  • I suggest we wait out the economic downturn before making any big investments.
  • They decided to wait out the controversy before releasing their statement.
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What Is an Idiom?

An idiom is a commonly used expression whose meaning does not relate to the literal meaning of its words. In other words, if you were to translate "Wait Out" word for word, there is no guarantee the translation would help you to understand the meaning.

An idiom often includes a cultural or historical context that makes it difficult for non-native English speakers to understand. A phrase is classified as an idiom when a direct translation of the words does not reveal the meaning. Most idioms rely on shared knowledge or experiences known only to a specific community.

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