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hold out


Verb (usu participle), Verb (intransitive)


Verb hold out has 5 senses


hold out

abide, balk, be proof against, be unflappable, be unmoved, be unwilling, bear up, bear up against, beg off, bide, boycott, carry on, come up fighting, continue, continue to be, decline, decline to accept, defeat time, defy, defy time, die hard, dig in, disagree, disallow, disclaim, dissent, dwell, endure, exist, extend, get home free, give, go on, go on strike, go out, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang tough, hold, hold fast, hold forth, hold on, hold out against, hold up, keep, keep on, keep up, last, last long, last out, live, live on, live through, live through it, live with it, lock out, maintain, negate, negative, never say die, not back down, not budge, not buy, not consent, not flag, not give up, not hear of, not submit, not think of, not weaken, offer, perdure, perennate, persevere, persist, picket, pose, prefer, present, prevail, proffer, put up, rebuff, refuse, refuse consent, reject, remain, remain firm, repel, repudiate, repulse, resist, resist entreaty, resist persuasion, revolt, ride it out, run, run on, say nay, say no, see it out, shut it down, sit down, slow down, stand, stand aloof, stand fast, stand firm, stand no nonsense, stand out, stand pat, stand the gaff, stand up, stay, stay it out, stay on, stay put, stay the distance, stay with it, stick, stick fast, stick it, stick it out, stick out, stick to it, stick with it, stickle, strike, submit, subsist, survive, sustain, sweat it out, take it, take no denial, take what comes, tarry, tender, tide over, tough it out, turn down, vote nay, vote negatively, walk out, wear, wear well, weather, weather the storm, withstand


hold out


VB persevere, persist, hold on, hold out, die in the last ditch, be in at the death, stick to, cling to, adhere to, stick to one's text, keep on, keep to one's course, keep to one's ground, maintain one's course, maintain one's ground, go all lengths, go through fire and water, bear up, keep up, hold up, plod, stick to work, continue, follow up, die in harness, die at one's post.


VB resist, not submit, repugn, reluct, reluctate, withstand, stand up against, strive against, bear up under, bear up against, be proof against, make head against, stand, stand firm, stand one's ground, stand the brunt of, stand out, hold one's grounds, hold one's own, hold out, hold firm, breast the wave, breast the current, stem the tide, stem the torrent, face, confront, grapple with, show a bold front, present a front, make a stand, take one's stand, kick, kick against, recalcitrate, kick against the pricks, oppose, fly in the face of, lift the hand against, rise up in arms, strike, turn out, draw up a round robin, revolt, make a riot, prendre le mors aux dents, take the bit between the teeth, sell one's life dearly, die hard, keep at bay, repel, repulse.


VB offer, proffer, present, tender, bid, propose, move, make a motion, make advances, start, invite, hold out, place in one's way, put forward, hawk about, offer for sale, press, lay at one's feet, offer oneself, present oneself, volunteer, come forward, be a candidate, stand for, bid for, seek, be at one's service, go a begging, bribe.


VB continue last endure, go on, remain, persist, intervene, elapse, hold out, take time, take up time, fill time, occupy time, pass time, pass away time, spend time, while away time, consume time, talk against time, tide over, use time, employ time, seize an opportunity, waste time.


VB be courageous, dare, venture, make bold, face danger, front danger, affront danger, confront danger, brave danger, defy danger, despise danger, mock danger, look in the face, look full in the face, look boldly in the face, look danger in the face, face, meet, meet in front, brave, beard, defy, take courage, muster courage, summon up courage, pluck up courage, nerve oneself, take heart, take heart, pluck up heart of grace, hold up one's head, screw one's courage to the sticking place, come up to scratch, stick to one's guns, standfire, stand against, bear up, bear up against, hold out, put a bold face upon, show a bold front, present a bold front, show fight, face the music, bell the cat, take the bull by the horns, beard the lion in his den, march up to the cannon's mouth, go through fire and water, run the gantlet, give courage, infuse courage, inspire courage, reassure, encourage, embolden, inspirit, cheer, nerve, put upon one's mettle, rally, raise a rallying cry, pat on the back, make a man of, keep in countenance.


VB assert, make an assertion, have one's say, say, affirm, predicate, declare, state, protest, profess, put forth, put forward, advance, allege, propose, propound, enunciate, broach, set forth, hold out, maintain, contend, pronounce, pretend, depose, depone, aver, avow, avouch, asseverate, swear, make oath, take one's oath, make an affidavit, swear an affidavit, put in an affidavit, take one's Bible oath, kiss the book, vow, vitam impendere vero, swear till one is black in the face, swear till one is blue in the face, swear till all's blue, be sworn, call Heaven to witness, vouch, warrant, certify, assure, swear by bell book and candle, swear by, insist upon, take one's stand upon, emphasize, lay stress on, assert roundly, assert positively, lay down, lay down the law, raise one's voice, dogmatize, have the last word, rap out, repeat, reassert, reaffirm, announce, acknowledge, attest, adjure.

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