thrust or extend out;
"He held out his hand"
"point a finger"
"extend a hand"
"the bee exserted its sting"
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
last and be usable;
"This dress wore well for almost ten years"
wait uncompromisingly for something desirable;
"He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
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?"
- The balcony juts out over the swimming pool.
- They were ready to hold out a friendly hand.
- The strikers are holding out for a 5% pay increase.
- He was determined to face it out.