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hold sth out

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
C2 to ​offer a ​possibility, ​solution, ​hope, etc.: Few ​peoplehold out any hope of ​finding more ​survivors.
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