to hold out
- wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
- I can't hold out much longer.
- I can hold out for hours.
- We hold out no expectation of success.
- We will hold out until the end.
- That patient cannot hold out through the summer.
- The food supplies will not hold out till then.
- I should be able to hold out for hours.
- Let's see who can hold out the longest.
- I'm shouting out loud as insanity takes hold over me.
- The police are going all out just to hold back the crowd.
- We can stay here for as long as our supplies of food and water hold out.
- How long can we hold out against the superior enemy attacks?
- First hold crime-prevention firmly in mind! Before going out, lock the doors!
- Now that I have children, I will hold out, the woman said.
- Watch out for him. That guy can really hold a grudge.