hold out


hold out
verb
1. thrust or extend out (Freq. 5)
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He held out his hand

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point a finger

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extend a hand

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the bee exserted its sting

Syn: ↑exsert, ↑stretch out, ↑put out, ↑extend, ↑stretch forth
Derivationally related forms: ↑extensible (for: ↑extend), ↑extendible (for: ↑extend), ↑extensor (for: ↑extend)
Hypernyms: ↑gesticulate, ↑gesture, ↑motion
Hyponyms: ↑hyperextend
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

2. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (Freq. 3)
Syn: ↑resist, ↑withstand, ↑stand firm
Ant: ↑surrender (for: ↑resist)
Derivationally related forms: ↑withstander (for: ↑withstand), ↑holdout, ↑resistive (for: ↑resist), ↑resistant (for: ↑resist), ↑resistance (for: ↑resist)
Hypernyms: ↑fight, ↑oppose, ↑fight back, ↑fight down, ↑defend
Hyponyms:
stand out, ↑stand up, ↑outbrave, ↑hold off, ↑stand, ↑remain firm, ↑defy, ↑withstand, ↑hold, ↑hold up
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something

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Somebody ——s somebody

3. last and be usable (Freq. 2)
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This dress wore well for almost ten years

Syn: ↑wear, ↑endure
Derivationally related forms: ↑wearable (for: ↑wear)
Hypernyms: ↑last, ↑endure
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s Adjective/Noun

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Something ——s something

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The sheets didn't hold out

4. wait uncompromisingly for something desirable (Freq. 1)
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He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses

Derivationally related forms: ↑holdout
Hypernyms: ↑wait, ↑hold off, ↑hold back
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s PP

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They hold out a long time

5. continue to live through hardship or adversity
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We went without water and food for 3 days

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These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America

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The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents

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how long can a person last without food and water?

Syn:
survive, ↑last, ↑live, ↑live on, ↑go, ↑endure, ↑hold up
Derivationally related forms: ↑endurance (for: ↑endure), ↑survival (for: ↑survive)
Hyponyms: ↑stand up, ↑hold up, ↑hold water, ↑perennate, ↑live out
Verb Group: ↑be, ↑live, ↑exist, ↑survive, ↑subsist
Entailment: ↑be, ↑live
Verb Frames:
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Something ——s

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Somebody ——s

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Somebody ——s something

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The business is going to hold out


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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