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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