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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.
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|
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