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Verb: hold water  hówld wo-tu(r)
  1. Resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.
    "This theory won't hold water";
    - stand up, hold up

Derived forms: holds water, holding water, held water

Type of: endure, go, hold out, hold up, last, live, live on, survive