Definition of brave the elements in US English:

brave the elements


  • Go outside in spite of poor weather conditions.

    ‘many people braved the elements to enjoy the attractions’
    • ‘For something completely different, brave the elements in an Icelandic outdoor hot pool.’
    • ‘In the bar, a magnificent fire was leaping in the hearth, and the temptation was to stay in the warmth and eat there, chatting to the few locals who had braved the elements.’
    • ‘Many traditional climbers braved the elements in the early morning to make the ascent to the top.’
    • ‘Those who did brave the elements had to wade through a sea of mud.’
    • ‘They found themselves in the middle of a tough decision: scrap the trip, or press on and brave the elements in hopes that the storm would pass.’
    • ‘The small crowd which had braved the elements watched with a mixture of emotions.’