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  • 1 Hold Out — Album par Jackson Browne Sortie 24 juin 1980 Enregistrement 1979 Durée 37 : 48 Genre Rock Producteur Jac …

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  • 2 hold-out — (n.) one who abstains or refrains when others do not, by 1911, from verbal expression hold out; see HOLD (Cf. hold) (v.) + OUT (Cf. out). Earlier as the name of a card sharper s device (1893) …

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  • 3 hold out — (something) to offer the possibility that something will happen. We don t hold out much hope of finding more survivors. Our supervisor held out the possibility that he would return to work next month. Usage notes: often used with not as in the… …

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  • 4 hold out — I (deliberate on an offer) verb make overtures, offer, place at ones disposal, present, proffer, promittere, propone, propose, put forward, submit, suggest, urge, volunteer II (resist) verb balk, be unwilling, hold fast, hold one s own, make a… …

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  • 5 hold out — ► hold out 1) resist difficult circumstances. 2) continue to be sufficient. Main Entry: ↑hold …

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  • 6 hold out on — (someone) to refuse to give help or information to someone. I discovered that she had been holding out on me all these years, not telling me the secret ingredient in her pies …

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  • 7 hold|out — «HOHLD OWT», noun. Informal. 1. a person, group, or organization that refuses to accept terms, submit, or comply as with a trend or order: »Despite their reputation as long time holdouts against Government handouts, the nervous beef raisers are… …

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  • 8 hold out — v. 1) (B) ( to offer ) they didn t hold out much hope to us 2) (D; intr.) to hold out against ( to resist ) (they held out against the enemy for a month) 3) (D; intr.) to hold out for ( to demand ) (they held out for better terms) 4) (d; intr.)… …

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  • 9 hold out — phrasal verb Word forms hold out : present tense I/you/we/they hold out he/she/it holds out present participle holding out past tense held out past participle held out 1) [transitive] to hold something where someone else can reach it Gail held… …

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  • 10 hold out — verb 1. thrust or extend out (Freq. 5) He held out his hand point a finger extend a hand the bee exserted its sting • Syn: ↑exsert, ↑stretch out, ↑put out …

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  • 11 Hold Out — Infobox Album | Name = Hold Out Type = Album Artist = Jackson Browne Released = June 24, 1980 Recorded = 1979 Genre = Rock Length = 37:48 Label = Asylum Producer = Jackson Browne, Greg Ladanyi Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|2|5… …

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  • 12 hold out — Synonyms and related words: abide, balk, be proof against, be unflappable, be unmoved, be unwilling, bear up, bear up against, beg off, bide, boycott, carry on, come up fighting, continue, continue to be, decline, decline to accept, defeat time,… …

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  • 13 hold out — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hold out your hand or something you have in your hand, you move your hand away from your body, for example to shake hands with someone. [V P n (not pron)] I m Nancy Drew, she said, holding out her hand... [V P n (not pron)] …

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  • 14 hold out on — phrasal 1. : to withhold something from she didn t tell me she was rich; she s been holding out on me 2. : to withhold a part or the whole of threatened to hold out on his sister s dividends if she didn t pose Fortune * * * hold out on (informal) …

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  • 15 hold out on — phrasal verb [transitive] Word forms hold out on : present tense I/you/we/they hold out on he/she/it holds out on present participle holding out on past tense held out on past participle held out on informal hold out on someone/something to not… …

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  • 16 hold out — 1. to continue to defend yourself without being defeated. The city won t be able to hold out much longer against the bombing attacks. 2. to continue to demand something in a determined way. The factory workers are holding out for a pay increase.… …

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  • 17 hold·out — /ˈhoʊldˌaʊt/ noun, pl outs [count] 1 a : a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met : a person who holds out He says he might be a holdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn t agree to pay him more. 1 b …

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  • 18 hold out — phr verb Hold out is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑supply, ↑weather Hold out is used with these nouns as the object: ↑arm, ↑carrot, ↑hand, ↑lifeline, ↑promise …

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  • 19 hold out — verb Date: circa 1556 intransitive verb 1. to remain unsubdued or unyielding < where 30 of the…refugees were still holding out Anna Tomforde >; also to continue to function or be available ; last < prayed that the engine would hold out > < as… …

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  • 20 hold-out — someone who refuses to give something up, a non conformist He was the last hold out in our effort to make sure that everyone wore a necktie to work …

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