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holdoutnoun [C]

uk   /ˈhəʊld.aʊt/  us   /ˈhoʊld.aʊt/
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.
(Definition of holdout from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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holdoutnoun [C]

uk   us   /ˈhəʊldaʊt/
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.
(Definition of holdout from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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