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English definition of “hold out”

hold out

phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/həʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held)
BE ENOUGH If a supply of food or money holds out, you have enough for a particular period of time.Enough
DEFEND to continue to defend yourself against an attack: The city is still holding out against rebel troops.Responding to an attack
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