exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, hold out, stretch forth(verb)
thrust or extend out
"He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
withstand, bother, crane, bring out, anaesthetise, widen, douse, release, run, put under, hold up, lead, continue, live, poke out, anaesthetize, publish, extend, stand firm, protract, anesthetize, stretch out, draw out, offer, put out, cover, last, incommode, carry, disoblige, go, trouble, discommode, stretch, stretch forth, pass, resist, reach out, retire, unfold, exsert, smother, gallop, live on, expand, endure, anesthetise, issue, prolong, strain, wear, survive, inconvenience, broaden
resist, hold out, withstand, stand firm(verb)
stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
live, exsert, reject, hold firm, stand pat, stand, last, refuse, stretch forth, wear, hold up, fend, withstand, stand fast, hold, balk, live on, dissent, put out, stretch out, extend, jib, go, endure, stand firm, defy, baulk, survive, protest, resist
wear, hold out, endure(verb)
last and be usable
"This dress wore well for almost ten years"
wear thin, digest, weather, abide, tolerate, support, prevail, run, put up, tire, don, put on, endure, wear out, live, extend, stick out, have on, last, assume, stand firm, stretch out, put out, break, fall apart, jade, brave, tire out, wear upon, go, get into, bust, hold up, brave out, die hard, stretch forth, wear off, resist, outwear, brook, exsert, withstand, persist, suffer, wear down, stand, weary, stomach, fatigue, live on, survive, fag out, wear, bear
wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
"He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"
survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, hold out(verb)
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?"
subsist, perish, give way, run, endure, lead, experience, give out, conk out, operate, travel, hold, function, die, sustain, stretch forth, last, go away, weather, prevail, go, brave out, rifle, defy, persist, run low, stick up, plump, digest, stomach, hold water, break, pass away, drop dead, withstand, stretch out, tolerate, abide, blend in, run short, get going, locomote, pull through, be, come through, live, cash in one's chips, kick the bucket, blend, stick out, brook, stand up, bear, fit, suffer, pull round, outlast, populate, inhabit, belong, dwell, give-up the ghost, go bad, survive, get, stand, expire, become, exist, live on, croak, move, choke, pop off, sound, make it, wear, extend, start, depart, decease, outlive, pass, proceed, break down, exit, conk, fail, buy the farm, detain, hold up, put out, know, brave, put up, exsert, snuff it, resist, support, die hard, stand firm, work, delay
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Perhaps Mattis feels as though he has to test the proposition for himself, but I don't hold out much hope that he's going to get anywhere. If anything, he could expose himself as out of step with his boss, if he sends a tough message to the Russians, and they say: 'that's very interesting but your boss doesn't agree,' - then that's going to be an interesting conversation.
Instead of pointing a finger, we should hold out our hand.
The opportunities on cruise ships are endless, where else can retirees spend time teaching what they enjoy while traveling around the world, eating wonderful food and earning extra pocket money?Possible jobs onboard cruise ships include golf instructors, scuba diving/water sports instructors, bridge instructors, arts and crafts instructors, caricature artists, dance instructors and photographers.I have a friend who has been a dance host on ships for six years, and plans on continuing for as long as his legs hold out.
This is indicative of the new normal advocated by President Xi, double-digit industrial production levels will be a thing of the past. It is highly unlikely that retail sales will hold out for long above the 10 percent mark as well.
We can't hold out much longer.
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