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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • transitive verb To delay until the end of; wait out.
  • transitive verb To get the better of or overcome by refraining from action.

from The Century Dictionary.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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