Meaning : Wait uncompromisingly for something desirable.
He held out for the dessert and did not touch the cheeses.
Meaning : Continue to live and avoid dying.
We went without water and food for 3 days.
These superstitions survive in the backwaters of America.
The race car driver lived through several very serious accidents.
How long can a person last without food and water?.
One crash victim died, the other lived.