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Hold

Meanings and phrases

hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of grasping; clasp; clench; clutch; clutches; grasp; grip
  2. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; appreciation; grasp
  3. power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
  4. the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo; cargo area; cargo deck; cargo hold; storage area
  5. time during which some action is awaited; delay; time lag; postponement; wait
  6. a state of being confined (usually for a short time); detention; detainment; custody
  7. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; handle; grip; handgrip
  8. a stronghold
  9. a cell in a jail or prison; keep

hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,; keep; maintain
  2. have or hold in one's hands or grip; take hold
  3. organize or be responsible for; throw; have; make; give
  4. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; have; have got
  5. keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; deem; view as; take for
  6. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); harbor; harbour; entertain; nurse
  7. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; restrain; confine
  8. secure and keep for possible future use or application; retain; keep back; hold back
  9. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; bear
  10. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; support; sustain; hold up
  11. contain or hold; have within; bear; carry; contain
  12. have room for; hold without crowding; accommodate; admit
  13. remain in a certain state, position, or condition
  14. support or hold in a certain manner; carry; bear
  15. assert or affirm
  16. be valid, applicable, or true; prevail; obtain
  17. be capable of holding or containing; contain; take
  18. protect against a challenge or attack; defend; guard
  19. have as a major characteristic
  20. hold the attention of
  21. remain committed to
  22. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; oblige; bind; obligate
  23. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; reserve; book
  24. be in accord; be in agreement; agree; concur; concord
  25. be pertinent or relevant or applicable; apply; go for
  26. drink alcohol without showing ill effects; carry
  27. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; control; hold in; contain; check; curb; moderate
  28. declare to be; declare; adjudge
  29. resist or confront with resistance; defy; withstand; hold up
  30. cause to stop; halt; arrest
  31. stop dealing with
  32. keep from departing
  33. take and maintain control over, often by violent means
  34. cover as for protection against noise or smell
  35. aim, point, or direct
  36. keep from exhaling or expelling

cargo hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo; cargo area; cargo deck; hold; storage area
E.g.
  • She was in length, her beam was and her cargo hold was .
  • A hatch or hatchway is the opening at the top of a cargo hold.
  • Her hull was long, her beam was wide and her cargo hold was deep.

choke hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a restraining hold; someone loops the arm around the neck of another person in a tight grip, usually from behind; chokehold

get hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get something or somebody for a specific purpose; line up; come up; find
E.g.
  • The police again get hold of him and try to book him on false charges.
  • Thurneman, however, had other plans for how the group would get hold of such a vehicle.
  • As such, they had been forced to use other means to get hold of the land (the kidnapping).

get hold of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. get into one's hands, take physically; take
  2. be in or establish communication with; reach; get through; contact
  3. affect; seize; clutch

hold back

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; check; turn back; arrest; stop; contain
  2. keep under control; keep in check; restrain; keep; keep back
  3. hold back; keep from being perceived by others; conceal; hold in
  4. refrain from doing; forbear
  5. secure and keep for possible future use or application; retain; hold; keep back
  6. wait before acting; wait; hold off
E.g.
  • With the injury, Wach was unable to hold back Miller.
  • At this Rabbi Joshua could no longer hold back.
  • Kernodle was so nervous that he left the session, not wanting to hold back the group.

hold close

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold firmly, usually with one's hands; cling to; hold tight; clutch

hold dear

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be fond of; be attached to; care for; cherish; treasure

hold down

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. keep
  2. restrain
E.g.
  • The user may then hold down [ALT] while pressing [F9] 4 times, followed by [F10] once.
  • When they separate following Norm's inability to hold down a job, and Norm slumps without her.
  • He joined Sheffield United, but again was unable to hold down a starting place during his stay.

hold fast

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. stick to firmly; adhere; bond; bind; stick; stick to

hold firm

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. refuse to abandon one's opinion or belief; stand pat; stand firm; stand fast

hold forth

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. talk at length and formally about a topic; discourse; dissertate

hold in

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; control; hold; contain; check; curb; moderate
  2. close in; darkness enclosed him"; enclose; confine
  3. hold back; keep from being perceived by others; conceal; hold back

hold off

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resist and fight to a standoff
  2. wait before acting; wait; hold back
E.g.
  • This single unit should be able to hold off 3 times its own number.
  • Enhanced Vision Systems (EVS) allow them to hold off until 100–150 feet.
  • Afterwards, the Pittsburgh managed to hold off a late drive by Cleveland.

hold on

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold firmly; grasp
  2. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; stop
  3. be persistent, refuse to stop; persevere; persist; hang in; hang on
  4. hold the phone line open; hang on; hold the line
  5. retain possession of; keep

hold one 's own

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be sufficiently competent in a certain situation
  2. maintain one's position and be in control of a situation

hold open

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. retain rights to; keep open; keep; save

hold out

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. thrust or extend out; exsert; stretch out; put out; extend; stretch forth
  2. stand up or offer resistance to somebody or something; resist; withstand; stand firm
  3. last and be usable; wear; endure
  4. wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
  5. continue to live through hardship or adversity; survive; last; live; live on; go; endure; hold up

hold over

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. intimidate somebody (with a threat)
  2. hold over goods to be sold for the next season; carry over
  3. keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time
  4. continue a term of office past the normal period of time
  5. hold back to a later time; postpone; prorogue; put over; table; shelve; set back; defer; remit; put off

hold still for

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. tolerate or bear; stand for

hold sway

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be master; reign or rule

hold the line

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold the phone line open; hang on; hold on
  2. hold the line on prices; keep the price of something constant

hold tight

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. hold firmly, usually with one's hands; cling to; hold close; clutch

hold up

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. be the physical support of; carry the weight of; hold; support; sustain
  2. cause to be slowed down or delayed; delay; detain
  3. hold up something as an example; hold up one's achievements for admiration
  4. rob at gunpoint or by means of some other threat; stick up
  5. continue to live through hardship or adversity; survive; last; live; live on; go; endure; hold out
  6. resist or confront with resistance; defy; withstand; hold
  7. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; stand up; hold water
E.g.
  • The crematorium chapel can hold up to 60 mourners.
  • The renovated library can hold up to 20,000 volumes.
  • These do not hold up as well as metal dog tags.

hold water

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc.; stand up; hold up

scissor hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze; scissors; scissors hold; scissor grip; scissors grip

scissors hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a wrestling hold in which you wrap your legs around the opponents body or head and put your feet together and squeeze; scissors; scissor hold; scissor grip; scissors grip

take hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. assume control; take charge; take control
  2. have or hold in one's hands or grip; hold
E.g.
  • This theory did not take hold in mainstream political discourse.
  • Feminism in Romania did not take hold as it did in Western countries.
  • First, I let the song take hold and I put down the idea as a raw emotional statement.

take hold of

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
v.
  1. take hold of so as to seize or restrain or stop the motion of; catch; grab

taking hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles); grasping; seizing; prehension

wrestling hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a hold used in the sport of wrestling

not hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ship committee chairs do not hold this recognition.
  • This contradiction proves Assumption (X) cannot hold.
  • These do not hold up as well as metal dog tags.

put on hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In April of that year the decision was put on hold.
  • This Metro extension has been put on hold indefinitely.
  • The band was devastated, and the album was put on hold.

able to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Later the stadium was able to hold only 4,000 people.
  • The new garage is able to hold over 350 buses.
  • The building was able to hold 340,000 people.

continued to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Both players continued to hold, creating a tie-break.
  • He continued to hold the title in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • Mid Canterbury has continued to hold on to it ever since.

woman to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was the youngest woman to hold that position.
  • Ms. Carle was the first woman to hold the position.
  • She was the first woman to hold this position.

did not hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This initial success did not hold.
  • He did not hold any public office between August 1930 and March 1932.
  • Despite a fairly good performance, the Vikings did not hold on to him.

hold the position

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Ms. Carle was the first woman to hold the position.
  • She was the first woman to hold the position.
  • He was the first African American to hold the position.

used to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was used to hold prisoners until the early 1980s.
  • The guy wires were also used to hold the tower itself in place.
  • It used to hold 108 chimpanzees among 1,300 non-human primates.

took hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Legacy Virus then took hold, killing North.
  • Heavy manufacturing took hold in nearby cities.
  • An' you took hold an' you rent my bodice an' my skirt!

does not hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • While it is physically possible, it does not hold precisely.
  • This street numbering system does not hold true over a large area.
  • The equivalence mentioned above does not hold anymore over signal.

managed to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In August 1979, it managed to hold a meeting which DPR members attended.
  • Afterwards, the Pittsburgh managed to hold off a late drive by Cleveland.
  • Police that had already been stationed there earlier managed to hold them off.

hold onto

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The springs hold onto the hold parts to increase power.
  • The truth is that we have a Father who is waiting to hold onto us.
  • It is confident in its outlook and does not hold onto any false hopes.

hold office

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They will hold office for the period 2017-2022.
  • Branch members hold office for five years.
  • A number of emerging creatives hold office and studio space within the building.

decided to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He decided to hold his ground and give battle.
  • The members of the association decided to hold another convention in a year.
  • Hallowell determined her to be French, but decided to hold to his original plan and passed her by.

hold the office

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Patricians could not hold the office.
  • Another seven assistant commissioners would later hold the office.
  • She is the first woman and the first African-American to hold the office.

person to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He was the last person to hold that appointment.
  • He the youngest person to hold this position as well.
  • He was the first person to hold this post for Hamburg.

hold the title

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He continued to hold the title in 2005, 2006 and 2007.
  • He was the first Nizari Iman to hold the title Aga Khan.
  • They will hold the title "City Ambassadors" for two years.

continues to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He continues to hold a yearly class for the society.
  • ILDC continues to hold a 27% stake in Ma'ariv.
  • He continues to hold his position as chairman of the board.

hold the post

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He is only the second Italian to hold the post.
  • She was the first woman to hold the post.
  • The school's constitution was changed to allow Mackay, a Presbyterian, to hold the post.

hold the record

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The team hold the record for winning the most MacTier Cups.
  • They also hold the record for the longest top flight win streak.
  • Currently stenotype machines hold the record for fastest word entry.

still hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The views which I expressed then I still hold.
  • Others still hold the contrary view.
  • Specifically, pagan roots still hold sway within their community.

unable to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • With the injury, Wach was unable to hold back Miller.
  • The Belgians were unable to hold their ground and fled.
  • He was unable to hold a job and eventually became homeless.

hold more

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Players may hold more than one non-FIFA nationality.
  • The Vedanthangal lake was also desilted and deepened to hold more water.
  • It prompted the PSV board's reluctance to hold more events at the ground.

right to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In return for this service, people subject to it gained the right to hold land.
  • A market is mentioned in 1374, and the right to hold markets is confirmed in 1400.
  • The local nobility had the right to hold the low court in only about one fifth of the territory.

designed to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was overcrowded; designed to hold 6,500 items, it held 31,200.
  • It was designed to hold 0.1 kilograms of liquid biological agent.
  • This cluster bomb was designed to hold three stacks of 19 M138 bomblets.

hold all

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The first side to hold all the points simultaneously wins the round.
  • The 'MSEB Holding Company' was created to hold all the stakes in these three companies.
  • As the congregation grew it was recognized that a new sanctuary was needed to hold all the congregants.

enough to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They ordered that anyone strong enough to hold a rifle be sent to fight.
  • The Critpit was a deep pit, large enough to hold a lorry, and lined with sandbags.
  • The young cling to the mother's fur and nipples and ride on her back when they are old enough to hold on.

hold this position

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He is the first non-canonist to hold this position.
  • She was the first female to hold this position.
  • He the youngest person to hold this position as well.

hold that position

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She was the youngest woman to hold that position.
  • He was the first Saudi official to hold that position.
  • He was the first person of colour to hold that position.

hold such

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Born in Hong Kong, he was the oldest person to hold such a position in New York.
  • Castro won the election by 65 votes, becoming the first Mexican American to hold such a position in the state.
  • In May 2017, he was appointed by Conmebol to, since then, integrate FIFA Ethics Committee FIFA, being the first Brazilian to hold such position.

continue to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • As of 2008, some alumni continue to hold reunions and other events.
  • Bullejos would continue to hold the top post for nearly eight years.
  • Maine would continue to hold elections early, in September, until 1958.

hold public

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Committees can gather evidence and will often hold public hearings to assist this process.
  • There are other standing committees which do not hold public meetings: Human Resources and Audit.
  • In 2014 the High court ruled that Waititu is unfit to hold public office due to integrity issues.

hold their own

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In 2010 Kiev joined the list of cities that hold their own annual marathon.
  • Too weak to hold their own in the bush, survivors of village massacres, they fled to the sand banks of the lagoon.

hold both

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She is the first African-American woman to hold both a J.D.
  • Committees hold both public hearings and conduct business at private meetings.
  • In 1892, she earned her master's license, making her the only woman to hold both.

only hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Each character can only hold up to a certain limit of items.
  • The Carlyle group is the only hold out that has not settled yet.
  • These values only hold for medium currents between 0.02 and 2.95 m/s.

hold a referendum

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • On 2 May 1991 the Croatian parliament voted to hold a referendum on independence.
  • Fiaz has also promised to hold a referendum on the direct elected mayoral system.
  • Both Austria and France have said they would hold a referendum on Turkey's accession.

currently hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Steelers currently hold a 76–59–1 lead.
  • He is the youngest Sikh in the world to currently hold this distinction.
  • They currently hold a license to manufacture Ormeloxifene, a form of birth control.

hold elections

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Smaller settlements hold elections independent of this schedule.
  • Maine would continue to hold elections early, in September, until 1958.
  • States hold elections every four years and exercise a considerable amount of power.

required to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • No roll or fold crimp was required to hold the wax slug in the hull.
  • It was not reoccupied, although the hall was used when required to hold the local manorial court.
  • While part of the "cursus honorum", this step was optional and not required to hold future offices.

ability to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He had a natural ability to hold a 4x4 beat.
  • Charlotte has the uncanny ability to hold her breath for nine hours.
  • In other cases, the ability to hold or use the foreign exchange may be otherwise limited.

hold due

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Originally, the track was completed back in 2011, however was placed on hold due to "timing."
  • In October 2014 Nick announced that this film would be put on hold due to the death of the director.
  • In May 2010 the band announced that the recording of the album was on hold due to Laura's solo schedule.

allowed to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The Dutch were not allowed to hold any religious services on the island.
  • Workers are not allowed to hold sit-ins or to block nonstriking workers from entering work premises.
  • He is not allowed to hold public office due to two convictions for public corruption in 2014 and 2016.

hold a public

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They ultimately decide to hold a public forum.
  • He and Martyr were to hold a public disputation in 1549, but fled to Leuven before it could be held.
  • The board of school directors may hold a public hearing on the budget, but are not required to do so.

often hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Several species often hold their tails upright.
  • The barangay captain, the head of the barangay government, will often hold office there.
  • Committees can gather evidence and will often hold public hearings to assist this process.

hold true

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • This street numbering system does not hold true over a large area.
  • Many of the generalizations noted above do not hold true for some schools of jujutsu.
  • Although anti-feminism was found in homilies, it does not always hold true in practice.

agreed to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It was agreed to hold a meeting every Sunday in a different city.
  • They agreed to hold a free, equal and secret-ballot election on March 16, 1919.

hold when

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She had to put her interest in music on hold when she married.
  • Plans were put on hold when they purchased the neighboring Gold Spike.
  • He put the project on hold when the United States entered World War II.

failed to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Yet he never failed to hold the attention of his audiences.
  • In 2019, the National Assembly failed to hold debate on comprehensive anti-discrimination legislation.
  • Gayle failed to hold down a regular first-team place, due to a series of injuries throughout the season.

first to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • He is the first to hold the position of CSEL for both agencies during their career.
  • Caesar was not the first to hold it, but following his assassination the term was abhorred in Rome.
  • Alice Freeman Palmer in 1892 at the University of Chicago was the first to hold the title of Dean of Women.

hold an annual

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The club continues to hold an annual exhibition of members' work.
  • Affectionately built upon the "Fiji" nickname, many chapters hold an annual "Fiji Islander" party.
  • Newport Beach Lifeguards also hold an annual summer Junior Lifeguard program, which is one of the largest and oldest in the nation.

hold meetings

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Today, people hold meetings for everything."
  • They hold meetings that involve annoying and discomforting Susie Derkins.
  • The Board of Directors hold meetings once a month that the public can attend.

taken hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Trick or Treating for Japanese children has taken hold in some areas.
  • Where this process has taken hold, the structural integrity of a concrete element is at risk.
  • One of the Boston Globe critics claimed that "Operapathy" had taken hold of Boston's citizens.

order to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Most students today are also receiving their doctorate degrees in order to hold the "psychologist" title.
  • Hessian Captain Johann von Ewald noted that in order to hold the sailors to their dangerous work, they were made completely drunk.
  • The areas of dura leak can be tied together in a process called ligation and then a metal clip can be placed in order to hold the ligation closed.

hold the seat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Rose is only the second Democrat to hold the seat since 1981.
  • If the senator is not the first person to hold the seat, no number is included in the list.

hold together

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • It doesn't hold together or grip you the way a documentary might have.
  • Tacking is when the scribe would hold together the leaves in quire with thread.
  • On Chuseok's night, dozens of young farming women dance with their hands hold together, singing and dancing.

hold regular

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Trinity Church continued to grow and to hold regular services.
  • Several Melbourne cycling clubs hold regular races over the summer season.
  • Callaghan Park continues to hold regular horse and greyhound race meetings.

depth of hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She had a beam of , and a depth of hold of .
  • She had a beam of , a draught of and a depth of hold of .
  • She had a beam of , a draught of at deep load and a depth of hold of .

began to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • In May 1926, the missionaries began to hold Sunday school for them.
  • In the 1980s he began to hold seminars about Joyce's riddling text at University College Dublin.
  • Roughly 3,000 students from Jilin University, and other universities, began to hold a sit-in demanding that officials talk with them.

got hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Until the paper got hold of the story, and that changed a lot of things.
  • He got hold of the police diary from the constable and entered his complaint in it.
  • After 3 years the travel bug got hold of him again, and in 1972 he was offered a position at NHK radio in Japan.

career on hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Hesson decided to put her art career on hold to be a housewife.
  • However, he put his photography career on hold, to work on Kenyan social justice.
  • An accident in the late 1870s forced her to put her career on hold for several years.

placed on hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The project was placed on hold in early June 2012 due to protests.
  • The reforms were placed on hold by the government in December 2011.
  • Due to a lack of financing, the "Halo" adaptation was placed on hold.

not to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • If he has not got them keen, it would be better not to hold a Scouts' Own at all.
  • It is possible that this right was not to hold land "per se" but specific land supplied by the state.
  • In 2004, there was a disagreement on whether or not to hold a black bear hunting season in New Jersey.

trying to hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • She is also seen breaking down on a number of occasions, trying to hold her family together.
  • The Cardinals came up to bat in the bottom of the ninth inning with Hoyt trying to hold on to his six-run lead.
  • Newly widowed mother Sally Harrison is trying to hold down a job as an assistant to Mr Campbell, a veterinarian.

longer hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At this Rabbi Joshua could no longer hold back.
  • "Note:" Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.
  • Rees-Mogg said: "I am glad to say it's a stock that we no longer hold.

hold on power

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • They saw these new appointments as a threat to their hold on power.
  • He promptly oversaw the massacre of eight of his relatives, consolidating his hold on power.
  • By 1976 the two politicians hired local gangsters to help them increase their hold on power.

no longer hold

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • At this Rabbi Joshua could no longer hold back.
  • "Note:" Provinces no longer hold any legal status in Greece.
  • Rees-Mogg said: "I am glad to say it's a stock that we no longer hold.
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