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Adjective
Grasped
Verb
Simple past tense for to physically grip or grasp something
“Could you please hold my bag for me while I unlock the door?”
Verb
Simple past tense for to have as an opinion
“Many of us would hold that the future of our business looked bright.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to be able to bear or support
“My travel bag is built using material than can hold a significant amount of weight.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to make or have room for
“The elevator can only hold a maximum of fifteen people.”
Verb
(of a meeting, function, etc.) Simple past tense for to conduct or organize
“Let's hold a meeting to discuss this issue.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to keep going
“A magical ordination of all physical things seemed to bless his choices as his luck continued to hold.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“We managed to hold our laughter at his antics until after he had left the room.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to embrace by holding closely
“I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to keep in one's mind
“I will always hold her close to my heart.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to keep under custody
“Police are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 24 hours without charge.”
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Simple past tense for to maintain the focus or attention of others
“You will need to come up with something that will hold the audience's attention for a while.”
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Simple past tense for to have as one's role or occupation
“Matthew would hold the position of chief executive at the company until his retirement.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to point or turn (something) toward a target or goal
“Just hold your camera in the direction of the subject and snap away.”
Verb
Simple past tense for to be, or to remain, valid or available
“Does this gift voucher still hold, or has it already expired?”
Verb
(of a phone conversation) Simple past tense for to stay on the line
“Please hold while I transfer you to the appropriate department.”
Verb
Past participle for to physically grip or grasp something
“Could you please hold my bag for me while I unlock the door?”
Verb
Past participle for to have as an opinion
“Many of us would hold that the future of our business looked bright.”
Verb
Past participle for to be able to bear or support
“My travel bag is built using material than can hold a significant amount of weight.”
Verb
Past participle for to make or have room for
“The elevator can only hold a maximum of fifteen people.”
Verb
(of a meeting, function, etc.) Past participle for to conduct or organize
“Let's hold a meeting to discuss this issue.”
Verb
Past participle for to keep going
“A magical ordination of all physical things seemed to bless his choices as his luck continued to hold.”
Verb
Past participle for to keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
“We managed to hold our laughter at his antics until after he had left the room.”
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Past participle for to keep under custody
“Police are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 24 hours without charge.”
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