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hold out

 
See:
hold
part of speech: phrase
definition 1: to stand firm and not give in; resist.
The union held out for higher pay.
synonyms:
sit tight
antonyms:
submit
similar words:
withhold
definition 2: to continue; last; endure.
Our water will hold out for two days.We cannot hold out for long in the desert without more water.
synonyms:
persist, stand
similar words:
carry on