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Definition of weather verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary



    Verb Forms present simple I / you / we / they weather
    he / she / it weathers
    past simple weathered
    -ing form weathering
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  1. 1[intransitive, transitive] to change, or make something change, color or shape because of the effect of the sun, rain, or wind This brick weathers to a warm pinkish-brown color. weather something Her face was weathered by the sun.
  2. 2[transitive] weather something to come safely through a difficult period or experience The company just managed to weather the recession. She refuses to resign, intending to weather the storm (= wait until the situation improves again).
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