usage: a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks"
2. holdout, bargaining
usage: a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
3. holdout, swindle, cheat, rig
usage: the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
1. exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth, gesticulate, gesture, motion
usage: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
2. resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm, fight, oppose, fight back, fight down, defend
usage: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
3. wear, hold out, endure, last, endure
usage: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
4. hold out, wait, hold off, hold back
usage: wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
5. survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out
usage: 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?"