Phrasal Verbs

hold out (1)

This page is about the phrasal verb hold out (1)


If you hold something out, you hold it where other people can reach it.

For example

  • hold out sth The beggar looked up and held out her tin, so I dropped some coins in and she gave me a beautiful smile.

  • hold sth out He held his glass out and the waiter filled it up with wine.

Quick Quiz

When you meet a businessman in Europe, you should hold out

a. your cheeks

b. your arms

c. your hand

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