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hold out

phrasal verb with hold /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held)
to continue to defend yourself against an enemy or attack without being defeated
抵抗,抵御
They won't be able to hold out much longer under this sort of bombardment.
在这样的炮火轰击之下,他们抵抗不了多久。
Responding to an attack
(Definition of hold out phrasal verb, verb from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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