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Definition of hold out for phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hold out for

 phrasal verb
phrasal verb
 
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Phrasal Verbs

hold out for something

[no passive]
 
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to cause a delay in reaching an agreement because you hope you will gain something The union negotiators are holding out for a more generous pay package.
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