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tough out (third-person singular simple present toughs out, present participle toughing out, simple past and past participle toughed out)

  1. (transitive, informal) To endure.
    He toughed out his parents' divorce.
    He toughed the whole divorce out.
    He toughed out the whole divorce.
    He toughed it out.

Usage notesEdit

  • If the object is a long or complex noun phrase, it follows "out".
  • If the object is a simple noun phrase it can appear before or after "out".
  • If the object is "it", it must appear before "out".