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hold out

 
Noun hold out has 3 senses
  1. holdout - a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks"
    --1 is a kind of negotiator, negotiant, treater
    Derived forms: verb hold out2, verb hold out4
  2. holdout - a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
    --2 is a kind of bargaining
    Derived forms: verb hold out2, verb hold out4
  3. holdout - the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
    --3 is a kind of swindle, cheat, rig
Verb hold out has 5 senses
  1. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth - thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
    --1 is one way to gesticulate, gesture, motion
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
  2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm - stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    --2 is one way to fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
    Derived forms: noun holdout1, noun holdout2
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
  3. wear, hold out, endure - last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
    --3 is one way to last, endure
    Sample sentence:
    The sheets didn't hold out
  4. hold out - wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
    --4 is one way to
    wait, hold off, hold back
    Derived forms: noun holdout1, noun holdout2
    Sample sentence:
    They hold out a long time
  5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out - continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
    Sample sentence:
    The business is going to hold out
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