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English definition of “hold out on sb”

hold out on sb

phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
informal to refuse to give help or information to someone: Don't hold out on me - I need to know who did it.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting mainly US informal to refuse to give money to someonePreventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
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