Definitions for hold out

Definitions for (verb) hold out

Main entry: stretch forth, stretch out, hold out, exsert, extend, put out

Definition: thrust or extend out

Usage: He held out his hand; point a finger; extend a hand; the bee exserted its sting

Main entry: withstand, stand firm, hold out, resist

Definition: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Main entry: go, hold out, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive

Definition: continue to live through hardship or adversity

Usage: 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?

Main entry: hold out

Definition: wait uncompromisingly for something desirable

Usage: He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses

Main entry: endure, hold out, wear

Definition: last and be usable

Usage: This dress wore well for almost ten years

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