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English definition of “hold out for sth”

hold out for sth

phrasal verb with hold     /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.WaitingStaying and remaining
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