nounchiefly North American
- 1An act of resisting something or refusing to accept what is offered: a defiant holdout against a commercial cultureMore example sentences
- Actually, these holdouts are about the money, more than ever.
- The problem is that in theory, in any given situation when someone refuses to sell we can't tell whether it is because of strategic holdout or subjective value.
- After first-round draft pick Sylvester Morris ended a 20-day holdout by signing a seven-year deal, the team didn't want to waste any time getting him on the field.
- 1.1A person or organization who resists something or refuses to accept an offer.More example sentences
- But politics notwithstanding, Hollywood, in particular, is often portrayed as the last great liberal holdout in California.
- Designated the team's franchise player, he could be a training camp holdout for the second straight year.
- The most notorious and outspoken holdout, however, has been the United States.
More definitions of holdoutDefinition of holdout in:
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