hold out
An intransitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and does not require a direct object (e.g. Everybody please stand up.).
intransitive verb phrase
1. (to last)
a. aguantar
We were snowed in, but thankfully our food held out longer than the snow.Estábamos atrapados en la casa por la nieve, pero afortunadamente la comida aguantó más que la nieve.
b. durar
I hope my shoes hold out until I can afford to buy some new ones.Espero que mis zapatos duren hasta que tenga dinero comprar unos nuevos.
2. (to survive; often used with "against")
a. aguantar
We just have to hold out a little longer. Reinforcements are on their way.Solo tenemos que aguantar un poco más, los refuerzos están en camino.
b. resistir
The village tried valiantly to hold out against the Mongol invaders.El pueblo intentó valientemente resistir a los invasores mongoles.
3. (to refuse; often used with "against")
a. oponerse
The minister is encouraging his congregants to hold out against what he calls sinful laws.El ministro está animando a sus fieles a oponerse a lo que él llama leyes pecaminosas.
b. aguantar
They have cut themselves off from electricity and running water in an attempt to hold out against modernity.Se han apartado de la electricidad y el agua corriente en un intento de aguantar contra la modernidad.
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
4. (to reach out)
a. tender
The porter held out his hand, gesturing that he expected a tip.El maletero tendió la mano haciendo un gesto de que esperaba una propina.
b. extender
Sue held out her cup for more coffee.Sue extendió la taza para que le sirvieran más café.
c. alargar
Earl held out his hand to help Christina get up from her fall.Earl alargó la mano para ayudarle a Christina a levantarse de su caída.
d. ofrecer
Alex held out a handkerchief for Theresa.Alex le ofreció un pañuelo a Theresa.
5. (to have)
a. tener
I don't hold out much hope that the new president will improve the economy.No tengo mucha esperanza de que el nuevo presidente mejore la economía.
6. (to offer)
a. ofrecer
The latest space research holds out the possibility of life on other planets.Las últimas investigaciones espaciales ofrecen la posibilidad de que haya vida en otros planetas.
b. dar
The polling data holds out hope that Alberta may win the election.Los datos de las encuestas dan la esperanza de que Alberta pueda ganar las elecciones.
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hold out
A transitive verb phrase is a phrase that combines a verb with a preposition or other particle and requires a direct object (e.g. Take out the trash.).
transitive verb phrase
1. (one's hand)
a. tender
2. (hope, opportunity)
a. ofrecer
I don't h out much hope that…tengo pocas esperanzas de que…
An intransitive verb is one that does not require a direct object (e.g. The man sneezed.).
3. (resist)
a. resistir
to h out for a better offeraguantar a la espera de una oferta mejor
4. (supplies)
a. durar
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hold out
transitive verb
[+object] ofrecer; alargar; [+hand] tender; alargar; [+arm] extender; [+possibility] ofrecer; [+hope] dar
to hold out sth to sb ofrecerle algo a algn
verb:intransitive:plus_adverb
1 (resist) resistir;against a; aguantar
to hold out for sth insistir hasta conseguir algo; he held out for £10 insistió en 10 libras
2 (last) [+supplies] durar; [+weather] seguir bueno
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