What is hold out?

  • (verb): Stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something.
    Synonyms: resist, withstand, stand firm
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on hold, hold out:

Battle Of Harpers Ferry - Battle - September 13
... He exclaimed, "I am ordered to hold this place and God damn my soul to hell if I don't." In fact, Jackson's and Miles's forces to the west of town ... or any other general he could find, informing them that the besieged town could hold out only for 48 hours ... Miles that a relief force was on the way and told him, "Hold out to the last extremity ...
Eccles (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1970s
4.9 Communist T Keenan 368 0.8 0.0 Majority 8,059 17.8 -4.3 Labour hold General Election October 1974 Eccles Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Lewis Carter-Jones 22,328 53 ...
Eddisbury (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1990s
... Turnout 34,497 51.4 −24.4 Conservative hold Swing General Election 1997 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 21,027 42.5 −8.5 Labour Mrs. 1,185 2.4 Turnout 49,450 75.8 Conservative hold Swing −9.1 General Election 1992 Eddisbury Party Candidate Votes % ±% Conservative Alastair Goodlad 31,625 51.0 −0.1 Labour Ms ... Turnout 61,986 82.6 +4.5 Conservative hold Swing −3.5 ...
Feltham And Heston (UK Parliament Constituency) - Election Results - Elections in The 1970s
1.5 Workers Revolutionary R Lugg 168 0.3 Majority 4,105 6.9 Turnout 74.3 Labour hold Swing General Election October 1974 Feltham and Heston Party Candidate Votes ...
Falmouth And Camborne (UK Parliament Constituency) - Elections - Elections in The 1950s
... Gibson 7,890 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1955 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 21,587 Conservative P.P ... King 20,540 Majority Turnout Labour hold Swing General Election 1951 Falmouth Camborne Party Candidate Votes % ±% Labour Frank Harold Hayman 20,850 ...

More definitions of "hold out":

  • (verb): Last and be usable.
    Synonyms: wear, endure
  • (verb): Wait uncompromisingly for something desirable.
    Example: "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

Famous quotes containing the word hold:

    Love never offers to anyone wings so easy that he does not hold him back with his other hand.
    Propertius Sextus (c. 50–16 B.C.)

    My ambition for station was always easily controlled. If the place came to me it was welcome. But it never seemed to me worth seeking at the cost of self-respect, or independence. My family were not historic; they were well-to-do, did not hold or seek office. It was easy for me to be contented in private life. An honor was no honor to me, if obtained by my own seeking.
    Rutherford Birchard Hayes (1822–1893)