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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. One that withholds agreement or consent upon which progress is contingent.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. One who refuses to give consent to an agreement in the hope of an improved offer; one who holds out.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms after most other participants have signed an agreement.
  • n. a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal.
  • n. the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of hiding playing cards in a gambling game so they are available for personal use later
  • n. a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms
  • n. a refusal by a negotiator to come to terms in the hope of obtaining a better deal
  • v. wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
  • v. continue to live through hardship or adversity
  • v. thrust or extend out
  • v. last and be usable
  • v. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something

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