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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hold out

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hold out
      v 1: thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a
           finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
           [syn: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch
      2: stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something [syn:
         resist, withstand, stand firm] [ant: surrender]
      3: last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten
         years" [syn: wear, endure]
      4: wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out
         for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
      5: continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and
         food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the
         backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through
         several very serious accidents" [syn: survive, last, live,
          live on, go, endure, hold up]