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

1 sense of hold water

Sense 1
stand up, hold up, hold water -- (resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; "Her shoes won't hold up"; "This theory won't hold water")
       => 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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