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 who resists something or refuses to accept an offer.More example sentences
- The 12 holdouts are refusing to abide by the new policy, and the union is angry at their treatment.
- Count me as among the last holdouts on this issue.
- Under those facts, would your unwillingness to accept my offer evidence that you are just being a strategic holdout?
More definitions of holdoutDefinition of holdout in:
- The US English dictionary