English verb: hold out
|1.||hold out (body) thrust or extend out|
|Samples||He held out his hand.|
Point a finger.
Extend a hand.
The bee exserted its sting.
|Synonyms||exsert, extend, put out, stretch forth, stretch out|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something|
|Broader (hypernym)||gesticulate, gesture, motion|
|2.||hold out (competition) stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something|
|Synonyms||resist, stand firm, withstand|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s something.|
Somebody ----s somebody
|Broader (hypernym)||defend, fight, fight back, fight down, oppose|
|Narrower (hyponym)||defy, hold, hold off, hold up, outbrave, remain firm, stand, stand out, stand up, withstand|
|Antonyms||surrender, give up|
|3.||hold out (stative) last and be usable|
|Samples||This dress wore well for almost ten years.|
|Examples||The sheets didn't hold out|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s Adjective/Noun.|
Something ----s something
|Broader (hypernym)||endure, last|
|4.||hold out (stative) wait uncompromisingly for something desirable|
|Samples||He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses.|
|Examples||They hold out a long time|
|Pattern of use||Somebody ----s.|
Somebody ----s PP
|Broader (hypernym)||hold back, hold off, wait|
|5.||hold out (stative) continue to live through hardship or adversity|
|Samples||We went without water and food for 3 days.|
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.
The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents.
How long can a person last without food and water?.
|Examples||The business is going to hold out|
|Synonyms||endure, go, hold up, last, live, live on, survive|
|Pattern of use||Something ----s.|
Somebody ----s something
|Narrower (hyponym)||hold up, hold water, live out, perennate, stand up|
|Verb group||be, exist, live, live, subsist, survive|