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verb weather pronunciation in British English /ˈweðə(r)/
Word Forms
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
    The stone weathers to a beautiful pale gold.
    Wind and sun had weathered his face.
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  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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