Synonyms of hold out


1. holdout, negotiator, negotiant, treater

usage: a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks"

2. holdout, bargaining

usage: a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal

3. holdout, swindle, cheat, rig

usage: the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later


1. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth, gesticulate, gesture, motion

usage: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"

2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend

usage: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

3. wear, hold out, endure, last, endure

usage: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"

4. hold out, wait, hold off, hold back

usage: wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out

usage: continue to live through hardship or adversity; "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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