Meaning of “hold out” - Learner’s Dictionary

hold out

phrasal verb with hold uk us /həʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held)

If a supply of food or money holds out, you have enough for a particular period of time.


to continue to defend yourself against an attack:

The city is still holding out against rebel troops.

(Definition of “hold out” from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)