Synonyms of 'hold out against something or someone'
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If you fight something unpleasant, you try in a determined way to prevent it or stop it happening.
She devoted her life to fighting poverty.
If you resist someone or resist an attack by them, you fight back against them.
He tried to resist arrest.
hold out against
put up a fight (against)
If something or someone withstands a force or action, they survive it or do not give in to it.
A politician has to be able to withstand criticism from the Press.
Thesaurus for hold out against something or someone from the Collins English Thesaurus