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English definition of “holdout”

holdout

noun [C]     /ˈhəʊld.aʊt/ US  /ˈhoʊld-/
a person , organization , or country that continues to do something, despite other people trying to force them not to: It's time to shame holdouts into signing the treaty .Stubborn and determined people
(Definition of holdout noun from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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