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verb     weather pronunciation in American English
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present tense
present participleweathering
past tenseweathered
past participleweathered
  1. 1
    [intransitive/transitive] if something weathers or is weathered, its appearance changes because of the effects of wind, rain, etc.

    Wind and sun had weathered his face.

  2. 2
    [transitive] to manage a difficult experience without being seriously harmed

    He has weathered two corruption scandals already.

    weather the storm (=come through a time of great difficulty):

    An improvement in the economy is helping us weather the storm.

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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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