What does ride out mean?

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  1. (idiomatic) To tackle a difficult problem and survive.
  2. (nautical) To survive in a storm (about a ship) and keep afloat
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The Prime Minister's closest aides are confident that their political master can ride out the latest storm.
I was determined to ride out the bad times in hope that the good times were still to come.
This rich kid was getting under my skin, but the free ride out of town in a jiffy was what I was after.
Crawshaw believes these investors are prepared to ride out a softening market.
The title of the first poem refers to the resourcefulness required to ride out tropical storms.
In New Jersey, they learned how to ride out a thunderstorm and what to do when the anchor dragged, besides pray.

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