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

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")

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