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noun hold-out, holdout
  1. One who waits or refuses; one who holds out
Most of the employees signed the new contract, but there are still a few holdouts.
verb (held out, held out)
  1. To hold something out; to extend forward
Hold out your hand.
  1. (idiom) To wait, or refuse in hopes of getting something better (from a negotiation, etc.)
I am holding out for more money.
  1. (idiom) To survive, endure
How long can they without water?
  1. (idiom) To keep a secret; withhold information (often hold out on)
I didn't know you could do that. Have you been holding out on me?
  1. To set something aside or save it for later
Pack the boxes, but a few blue ones for later.

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