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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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