In English, many things are named after a particular country – but have you ever wondered what those things are called in those countries?
1(extend, proffer)(hands/arms) tender(arms/hands) alargarthe child picked a flower and held it out to me — el niño arrancó una flor y me la ofreció
2.1(offer)(possibility/prospect) ofrecer(hope) dar
2.3(have, retain)(hope) tenerI don't hold out much hope of getting the contract — no me hago muchas ilusiones / no tengo mucha esperanza de que me adjudiquen el contrato
3.1(survive, last)(person) aguantar(food/shoes) durar
3.2(resist, make a stand)(army/town) resistirthe strikers are holding out for 5% — los huelguistas se mantienen firmes en su reivindicación de un 5% de aumento
- many staff are holding out against these changes — muchos empleados se oponen a estos cambios
3.3US informal (withhold information)quit holding out and tell us what she said — déjate de ocultarnos las cosas y dinos qué dijo
- after two days of questioning he's still holding out on them — ya van dos días de interrogatorios y todavía no ha cantado
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