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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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1. an act of holding out.
2. a person who declines to cooperate or to come to an agreement.
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|Noun||1.||holdout - a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms; "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|
bargaining - the negotiation of the terms of a transaction or agreement
|3.||holdout - the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later|
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holdout[ˈhəʊldaʊt] N (US) Britain has been the holdout in trying to negotiate → Gran Bretaña es el único que se resiste a negociar
Collins Spanish Dictionary - Complete and Unabridged 8th Edition 2005 © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1971, 1988 © HarperCollins Publishers 1992, 1993, 1996, 1997, 2000, 2003, 2005
holdout[ˈhəʊldaʊt] (US) n → principal obstacle m
France has been the holdout in trying to negotiate an end to the dispute → La France a été le principal obstacle aux tentatives de négocier un règlement du conflit.hold-up [ˈhəʊldʌp] n
(= robbery) → hold-up m
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