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English definition of “hold out”

hold out

(SUPPLY OF STH) phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
If a supply of something such as food or money holds out, there is enough of it to last for a particular period of time.Continue and lastEnough
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