Synonyms of holdout


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

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Definition and meaning of holdout (Dictionary)