French translation of 'hold out'
separable transitive verb
to hold one’s hand out tendre la main
(= resist) résister ⧫ tenir bon
to hold out against résister devant ⧫ tenir bon devant
to hold out for sth tenir bon pour obtenir qch
I should have held out for better terms. J’aurais dû tenir bon pour obtenir de meilleures conditions.
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Example Sentences Including 'hold out'
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Our windows were not broken, but the rotted wood frames and thin glass did not hold out the cold in the winter.SONS OF HEAVEN (2002)
Then, saying a silent prayer that his good torch would hold out, he started back the way they had come.THREE IN ONE
For when Kettricken began to hold out her hand to say such an act was not necessary, Arkon thrust out his arm.THE GOLDEN FOOL: BOOK TWO OF THE TAWNY MAN (2002)
She had called him after her briefing session with Morgan, and had hated having to hold out on him.THE LAST TEMPTATION (2002)
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Translation of hold out from the Collins English to French Dictionary