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Related / Similar Words: exsert, stretch out, put out, extend, stretch forth, resist, withstand, stand firm, survive, last, live, live on, go, endure, hold up, wear

 

Definition:
  • thrust or extend out; "He held out his hand"; "point a finger"; "extend a hand"; "the bee exserted its sting";
  • stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something;
  • 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";
  • wait uncompromisingly for something desirable; "He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses";
  • last and be usable; "This dress wore well for almost ten years";

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    Hyponyms: hyperextend, stand out, stand up, outbrave, hold off, stand, remain firm, defy, withstand, hold, hold up, hold water, perennate, live out

     

    Grouped Verbs: be, live, exist, survive, subsist

     

    Entailments: be, live

     

    Derivational Morphology: extensor muscle, extensor, defender, withstander, holdout, resistance, survival, endurance

     

    Anagrams: holdout

     

     
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