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hold out on someone

phrasal verb with hold us /hoʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held /held/

to refuse to give help, information, or something of value to someone:

Don’t hold out on me – I need to know who did it.

(Definition of “hold out on someone” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)