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English definition of “hold out for sth”

hold out for sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hold   /həʊld/ us    /hoʊld/ (held, held)
to wait until you get what you want: The workers are holding out for a ten percent pay rise. The other side are holding out for a higher price.
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