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English definition of “holdout”
/ˈhəʊldaʊt/ noun [C]
› a person, organization, or country that continues to refuse to accept something that others have already accepted, despite other people trying to persuade them to: Smaller producers, who would receive less than 20% of the $1.2 billion under the settlement formula, remain holdouts.
› the act of refusing to accept something: Their holdout continued as they refused to sign the contract.