terça-feira, 20 de novembro de 2012

Palavra do dia

holdout   Audio Pronunciation   /ˈhoʊldˌaʊt/   noun [count]
plural holdouts
1 a : a person who refuses to reach an agreement until certain terms are met a person who holds out • He says he might be aholdout at the start of the next season if the team doesn't agree to pay him more.
1 b : an act of holding out for something • He is expected to end his three-week holdout and join the team tomorrow.
2 : a person who continues to do or use something after others have stopped doing or using it • A few holdouts still use typewriters, but nearly everybody uses computers now.

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