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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • transitive v. To delay until the end of; wait out: had to outwait the traffic jam.
  • transitive v. To get the better of or overcome by refraining from action: sat back and decided to outwait my opponent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. To wait for something to end
  • v. To gain an advantage by simply waiting

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • To lie in ambush longer than; surpass in waiting or expecting.

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