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Overview of noun hold_out

The noun holdout has 3 senses

  • holdout -- (a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks")

  • holdout -- (a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal)

  • holdout -- (the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later)

Overview of verb hold_out

The verb hold out has 5 senses

  • 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")

  • resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)

  • wear, hold out, endure -- (last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years")

  • hold out -- (wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses")

  • survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (continue to live through hardship or adversity; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents"; "how long can a person last without food and water?")