Definition of Holdout in English :

Define Holdout in English

Holdout meaning in English

Meaning of Holdout in English

Pronunciation of Holdout in English

Holdout pronunciation in English

Pronounce Holdout in English


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1. holdout

a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms

Example Sentences:
'their star pitcher was a holdout for six weeks'

2. holdout

a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal

3. holdout

the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of holdout
someone that does not agree or consent, usually because they are attempting to gain concessions or a better deal
France has been the holdout in trying to negotiate an end to the dispute.

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see synonyms of holdout
the act of holding out
2.  US
a professional athlete who refuses to play or perform until certain contract demands are met
any person who resists joining in a certain action, coming to an agreement, etc.

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of holdout
1. One that withholds agreement or consent upon which progress is contingent.
2. An act of holding out, especially in refusing to reach an agreement.

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