Definition of ride something out in US English:

ride something out

phrasal verb

  • Come safely through something, especially a storm or a period of danger or difficulty.

    ‘the fleet had ridden out the storm’
    • ‘So here I am, riding it out, having been nearly in tears twice today, once over an advert on the tube and once because of something someone said.’
    • ‘As you mature, you learn to ride out the low tides and enjoy the high ones.’
    • ‘The book opens with a metaphor of ships at sea, a small sailing craft that rides out a storm, and a great supertanker crushed by twenty-five meter waves and gale winds.’
    • ‘But, you know, people think you can ride these things out.’
    • ‘A diving team from Endurance helped rig a second anchor, and the combined efforts of the three ships ensured the yacht rode out the storm safely.’
    • ‘In New Jersey, they learned how to ride out a thunderstorm and what to do when the anchor dragged, besides pray.’
    • ‘You always hear the stories of people that say, I'm macho and tough enough, I'm going to ride this thing out.’
    • ‘We tell clients that you will get times like this and you have to ride them out.’
    • ‘Chirac seems determined to ride this problem out.’
    • ‘He added that, ‘Though there may well be a rocky road ahead the South East is well positioned to ride it out.’’
    resist, hold out against, stand firm against, hold one's ground against, stand one's ground against, bear up against, hold the line against, persevere in the face of, stand up to, fight, combat, grapple with, oppose, face, confront, defy, brave
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