Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hold_out

3 senses of holdout

Sense 1
holdout -- (a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks")
       => negotiator, negotiant, treater -- (someone who negotiates (confers with others in order to reach a settlement))

Sense 2
holdout -- (a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal)
       => bargaining -- (the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement)

Sense 3
holdout -- (the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later)
       => swindle, cheat, rig -- (the act of swindling by some fraudulent scheme; "that book is a fraud")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hold_out

5 senses of hold out

Sense 1
exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth -- (thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting")
       => gesticulate, gesture, motion -- (show, express or direct through movement; "He gestured his desire to leave")

Sense 2
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm -- (stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something)
       => fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend -- (fight against or resist strongly; "The senator said he would oppose the bill"; "Don't fight it!")

Sense 3
wear, hold out, endure -- (last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years")
       => last, endure -- (persist for a specified period of time; "The bad weather lasted for three days")

Sense 4
hold out -- (wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses")
       => wait, hold off, hold back -- (wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment")

Sense 5
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out -- (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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