hold out for

/ˌhəυld 'aυt fɔ:/ verb
to wait and ask for something
you should hold out for a 10% pay rise you should not agree to a pay rise of less than 10%

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  • hold out for — To wait determinedly for (something one wants or has asked for) • • • Main Entry: ↑hold * * * ˌhold ˈout for [transitive] [present tense I/you/we/they hold out for he/she/it …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. persist, go on supporting, stand firmly for; see continue 1 …   English dictionary for students

  • hold out for something — ˌhold ˈout for sth derived no passive to cause a delay in reaching an agreement because you hope you will gain sth • The union negotiators are holding out for a more generous pay settlement. Main entry: ↑holdderived …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out for sth — UK US hold out for sth Phrasal Verb with hold({{}}/həʊld/ verb (held, held) ► to not agree to something until you have got what you wanted: »He held out for a bigger commission before signing the contract. ► to wait for something better:… …   Financial and business terms

  • hold still for — verb tolerate or bear (Freq. 1) I won t stand for this kind of behavior! • Syn: ↑stand for • Hypernyms: ↑digest, ↑endure, ↑stick out, ↑stomach, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out — v. 1) (B) ( to offer ) they didn t hold out much hope to us 2) (D; intr.) to hold out against ( to resist ) (they held out against the enemy for a month) 3) (D; intr.) to hold out for ( to demand ) (they held out for better terms) 4) (d; intr.)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • hold out little hope (of something …) — hold out little, etc. ˈhope (of sth/that…) | not hold out any, much, etc. ˈhope (of sth/that…) idiom to offer little, etc. reason for believing that sth will happen • The doctors did not hold out much hope for her recovery. Main entry: ↑hopeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold out little hope (of that …) — hold out little, etc. ˈhope (of sth/that…) | not hold out any, much, etc. ˈhope (of sth/that…) idiom to offer little, etc. reason for believing that sth will happen • The doctors did not hold out much hope for her recovery. Main entry: ↑hopeidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hold Out (song) — Hold Out is a single released by New Zealand Idol Season three winner Matthew Saunoa as the winner s single. This single was written by The Feelers front man, James Reid.It went to number one in New Zealand charts for one week… …   Wikipedia

  • hold out — verb 1. thrust or extend out (Freq. 5) He held out his hand point a finger extend a hand the bee exserted its sting • Syn: ↑exsert, ↑stretch out, ↑put out …   Useful english dictionary

  • Hold Out — Infobox Album | Name = Hold Out Type = Album Artist = Jackson Browne Released = June 24, 1980 Recorded = 1979 Genre = Rock Length = 37:48 Label = Asylum Producer = Jackson Browne, Greg Ladanyi Reviews = * Allmusic Rating|2|5… …   Wikipedia

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