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  Definition of hold out
  1. thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
  2. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
  3. 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"
  4. wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
  5. last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
Similar Words: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch forth, resist, withstand, stand firm, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, wear

 

Hyponyms: hyperextend, stand out, stand up, outbrave, hold off, stand, remain firm, defy, withstand, hold, hold up, hold water, perennate, live out

 

Grouped Verbs: be, live, exist, survive, subsist

 

Entailments: be, live

 

Derivational Morphology: extensor muscle, extensor, defender, withstander, holdout, resistance, survival, endurance

 

Anagrams: holdout

 

 
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