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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)

  1. (Britain dialectal) To hold out; extend.
  2. (Britain dialectal) To hold out, endure; resist, withstand; keep out by force, exclude.
  3. To hold better than someone or something else.
    This new tack outholds the older one.
  4. (poker) To hold longer than another player.