HyperDic: hold_out

English > 5 senses of the expression hold out:
VERBbodyhold out, exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch forththrust or extend out
competitionhold out, resist, withstand, stand firmstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something
stativehold out, wear, endurelast / last and be usable
stativehold outwait uncompromisingly for something desirable
stativehold out, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold upcontinue to live through hardship or adversity
English > hold out: 5 senses > verb 1, body
Meaningthrust or extend out.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsexsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch forth
NarrowerhyperextendExtend a joint beyond its normal range
Broadergesticulate, gesture, motionshow, express or direct through movement
Spanishextender
Catalanallargar, estendre
English > hold out: 5 senses > verb 2, competition
Meaningstand up or offer resistance / resistance to somebody or something.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymsresist, withstand, stand firm
Narrowerdefy, withstand, hold, hold upresist or confront with resistance / resistance
hold offResist and fight to a standoff
outbraveresist bravely
stand, remain firmhold one's ground
stand outBe stubborn in resolution or resistance
stand uprefuse to back down
Broaderfight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defendfight against or resist strongly
See alsoholdkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Oppositesurrender, give upGive up or agree to forgo to the power or possession of another
Spanishaguantar firme, aguantar, resistir, soportar
Catalanresistir
Nounsholdouta refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
holdouta negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
English > hold out: 5 senses > verb 3, stative
Meaninglast / last and be usable.
PatternSomething ----s Adjective/Noun; Something ----s something
ModelThe sheets didn't hold out
Synonymswear, endure
Broaderlast, endurepersist for a specified period of time
Spanishperdurar
Catalanperdurar, persistir
English > hold out: 5 senses > verb 4, stative
Meaningwait uncompromisingly for something desirable.
PatternSomebody ----s; Somebody ----s PP
ModelThey hold out a long time
Broaderwait, hold off, hold backwait before acting
Spanishaguantarse, reservarse
Nounsholdouta refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
holdouta negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
English > hold out: 5 senses > verb 5, stative
MeaningContinue to live through hardship or adversity.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Somebody ----s something
ModelThe business is going to hold out
Synonymssurvive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up
Entailsbe, liveHave life, be alive
Narrowerlive outLive out one's life
perennatesurvive from season to season, of plants
stand up, hold up, hold waterresist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
See alsoholdkeep in a certain state, position, or activity
Similar tobe, liveHave life, be alive
exist, survive, live, subsistsupport oneself
Spanishdurar, perdurar, persistir, sobrevivir, vivir
Catalandurar, perdurar, persistir, sobreviure, viure

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