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    hold out

    hold out - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hold out

    Definition
    (verb) thrust or extend out
    Example Sentence
    • He held out his hand
    • point a finger
    • extend a hand
    • the bee exserted its sting
    Definition
    (verb) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    Synonyms : resist , stand firm , withstand
    Definition
    (verb) last and be usable
    Synonyms : endure , wear
    Example Sentence
    • This dress wore well for almost ten years
    Definition
    (verb) wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
    Example Sentence
    • He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses
    Definition
    (verb) continue to live through hardship or adversity
    Synonyms : endure , go , hold up , last , live , live on , survive
    Example Sentence
    • 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?
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