Examples of holdout in a Sentence
He says he might be a holdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn't agree to pay him more.
He is expected to end his three-week holdout and join the team tomorrow.
A few holdouts still use typewriters, but nearly everybody uses computers now.
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While House leadership frantically attempted to rally its members before a March 24 vote, Trump hosted a number of meetings with the holdouts.
They were not holdouts but mostly heavyweights of the Republican leadership: Sens.
Senate leaders and Trump officials are aware that moderate Republican holdouts may be the bill's biggest threat.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) has been struggling for more than two weeks to satisfy holdouts from both wings of the party.
But as the holdout of Jacksonville's presumed left tackle, Branden Albert, dragged on into June, the rookie's chances of staying at left tackle seemed to increase.
That leaves junior right-handed pitcher Justin Lewis (Rays, 11th round) as the Wildcats’ remaining holdout.
Most occupiers left the refuge after Finicum’s death, though four holdouts stayed an additional 16 days.
For years, Nike Inc. was one of the biggest holdouts against Amazon.com Inc., refusing to provide its sneakers and athletic clothing for sale on the hulking e-commerce site.
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First Known Use of holdout
Definition of hold out
- where 30 of the … refugees were still holding out
- —Anna Tomforde
- prayed that the engine would hold out
- as long as our money holds out
- holding out for a shorter workweek
Examples of hold out in a Sentence
we hoped our supply of firewood would hold out until power was restored
luckily, the old outboard motor held out till we made it to shore
First Known Use of hold out
hold out Synonyms
Synonymshold up, keep up, last, prevail, survive
Antonymsfail, fizzle, give out, go out, peter (out), run out
Related Wordsbear up, carry on, cope, endure, fare, get along, get by, get on, go, hang in, make out, manage, persevere; abide, continue, draw out, hang on, hold on, linger, persist, remain, run on, stretch
Near Antonymsbreak, break down, collapse, conk (out), crash, cut out, die, expire, stall, stop; run down, wane
HOLDOUT Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of holdout for English Language Learners
: a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met : a person who holds out
: an act of holding out for something
: a person who continues to do or use something after others have stopped doing or using it
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