Definitions for: Hold Out


[v] extend out and forward, as of a limb; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"
[v] stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
[v] wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
[v] 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"
[v] last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"



Synonyms: endure, extend, go, hold up, last, live, live on, put out, resist, stand firm, stretch forth, stretch out, survive, wear, withstand

Antonyms: give up, surrender

See Also: be, defend, defy, fight, fight back, fight down, gesticulate, gesture, hold, hold back, hold off, hold off, hold up, hold water, hyperextend, live out, motion, oppose, outbrave, perennate, remain firm, stand, stand out, stand up, stand up, wait

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