English version

hold out on somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhold out on somebody phrasal verb informalTELL A SECRETto not tell someone about something important She must have been holding out on him all these years. hold→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hold out on Harry would know that his brother was holding out on him, as he always did.Now, I suppose I regret holding out on him.They are holding out on me.Mrs Sweet was holding out on the police.They must think we're holding out on them.
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Verb table
hold
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhold
he, she, itholds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyheld
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave held
he, she, ithas held
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad held
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hold
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have held
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam holding
he, she, itis holding
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you, we, theyare holding
Past
I, he, she, itwas holding
you, we, theywere holding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been holding
he, she, ithas been holding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been holding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be holding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been holding
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