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To physically grip or grasp something
“Could you please hold my bag for me while I unlock the door?”
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To be in possession of
“I currently hold a license that allows me to operate boats.”
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To have as a belief or opinion
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“Many of us would hold that the future of our business looks bright.”
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To be able to bear or support
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“My travel bag is built to hold a significant amount of weight.”
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To allow or have room for
“The elevator can only hold a maximum of fifteen people.”
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(of a meeting, function, etc.) To conduct or organize
“Let's hold a meeting to discuss this issue.”
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To keep going
“A magical ordination of all physical things seemed to bless his choices as his luck continued to hold.”
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To keep from exceeding an acceptable degree or level
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“We managed to hold our laughter at his antics until after he had left the room.”
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To embrace by holding closely
“I cannot wait to hold you in my arms again.”
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To keep in one's mind
“I will always hold her close to my heart.”
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To keep under custody
“Police are allowed to hold a suspect for up to 24 hours without charge.”
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To maintain the focus or attention of others
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“You will need to come up with something that will hold the audience's attention for a while.”
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To have as one's role or occupation
“Matthew would hold the position of chief executive at the company until his retirement.”
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To point or direct (an object)
Hold your camera in the direction of the subject and snap away.”
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To be, or to remain, valid or available
“Does this gift voucher still hold, or has it already expired?”
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(of a phone conversation) To stay on the line
“Please hold while I transfer you to the appropriate department.”
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To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
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To postpone from being dealt with
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To consider or regard somebody or something as
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State positively and assertively
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Seize, take over
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(usually in the negative) To handle, especially in order to interfere with, alter, or otherwise affect
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To give or hold (a party)
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To keep within a structure or container
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To trust or accept as truth
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To have as part of normal stock
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To regulate the speed or amount of something given or administered
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(of a position, state, or form) To acquire or assume
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To foster the growth or development of
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To carry, bring or take something
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To include comprehensively
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Be widespread or current in a particular area or at a particular time
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To consider or give serious or careful thought to
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To be in harmony of opinion or statement
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To act in accordance to the terms of
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To expect or want something to happen
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To hold and perform the expected duties of (a post or role)
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(euphemistic) To have intimate relations with someone
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To put or store in a regular place
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To refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To be able to stand up to scrutiny
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(of a person) To behave towards someone in a certain way
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Be or cause to be balanced or suspended
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To be situated
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To focus on, usually of one's vision or thoughts
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To be preoccupied with a single topic or emotion
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Extend, draw out
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Wash
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To form a unified whole
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To have the use or benefit of something
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(of an argument or theory) To be logically consistent
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Force into a narrow space
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To be regarded as valid
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To hold exclusive control of a market or supply
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To make level or equal in amount, degree, or status
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Make or shape by cutting a hard material such as wood
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To celebrate or commemorate an occasion or its anniversary
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To make use of
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Be clothed in
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To breach or disturb (a harmonious feeling or situation)
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(of an event, action, or process) To come to an end or cease to occur
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Power or control
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“The leader's hold on the country would grow increasingly tenuous as tensions in the populace mounted.”
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A way of holding something or the act of holding it
“I loosened my hold on his arm and turned him around to face me.”
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A solid grip with one's feet
“The slope was getting increasingly steep, and our shoes were starting to lose their hold.”
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Control or dominion over something
“Militants tightened their hold on tribal regions after the attacks.”
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(hold of) The knowledge gained from understanding or knowing something
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“We need to get a hold of the situation before things spiral out of control.”
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(hold of) The state or fact of being able to exchange information
“He was in a remote location, and I was not able to get hold of him.”
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An area where items are stored
“When there isn't enough space, your carry-on baggage will be moved to the hold of the airplane.”
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A fortified defensive structure