hold out

  1. Thrust or extend out (synset 200027698)
    "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
  2. Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something (synset 201119003)
  3. Last and be usable (synset 202710992)
    "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
  4. Wait uncompromisingly for something desirable (synset 202647825)
    "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
  5. Continue to live and avoid dying (synset 202624202)
    "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?"; "One crash victim died, the other lived"

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