From out- + hold. Cognate with Scots outhald (“to outhold”).
outhold (third-person singular simple present outholds, present participle outholding, simple past outheld, past participle outheld or (obsolete) outholden)
- (Britain dialectal) To hold out; extend.
- (Britain dialectal) To hold out, endure; resist, withstand; keep out by force, exclude.
- To hold better than someone or something else.
- This new tack outholds the older one.
- (poker) To hold longer than another player.