Textual thesaurus for "hold out"

(verb) stretch forth, stretch out, exsert, extend, put out

thrust or extend out

He held out his hand; point a finger; extend a hand; the bee exserted its sting

(verb) withstand, stand firm, resist

stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

(verb) go, hold up, live, live on, last, endure, survive

continue to live through hardship or adversity

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?

(verb) endure, wear

last and be usable

This dress wore well for almost ten years