Dictionary Results for hold_out


1. hold_out - verb

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

Synonym(s): exsert, stretch_out, put_out, extend, stretch_forth

Hypernym(s): gesticulate, gesture, motion




2. hold_out - verb

· stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

Synonym(s): resist, withstand, stand_firm

Hypernym(s): fight, oppose, fight_back, fight_down, defend




3. hold_out - verb

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

Synonym(s): wear, endure

Hypernym(s): last, endure




4. hold_out - verb

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

Hypernym(s): wait, hold_off, hold_back




5. hold_out - verb

· continue to live and avoid dying; "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?" "One crash victim died, the other lived"

Synonym(s): survive, last, live, live_on, go, endure, hold_up





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