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  1. [verb] thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting"
    Synonyms: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch forth

  2. [verb] stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something
    Synonyms: resist, withstand, stand firm

  3. [verb] last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years"
    Synonyms: wear, endure

  4. [verb] wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses"

  5. [verb] continue to live; endure or last; "We went without water and food for 3 days"; "These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America"; "The racecar driver lived through several very serious accidents"
    Synonyms: survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up


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