Definition of outwait in English:



[with object]
  • Wait longer than (someone else)

    ‘the conservatives had managed to outwait the moderates’
    • ‘There were another few moments of silence on the phone line, each girl trying to outwait the other, wait for the other to break into some sort of conversation or hang up.’
    • ‘Scott and Dave both tried to outwait each other, until Tara threw them both out.’
    • ‘We can outwait, outspend and outspin you if you disagree or won't play with us.’