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hold out for sth

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to wait until you get what you want: The workers are holding out for a ten percent pay rise. The other side are holding out for a higher price.
Translations of “hold out for sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅持要求得到……
in Russian выжидать…
in Turkish ısrarla istemek, istediğini elde edinceye kadar beklemek…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚持要求得到……
in Polish czekać na coś…
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