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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
“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
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“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)
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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 make an assertion without proof
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To adhere or stick firmly or closely to
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To halt an activity or task temporarily
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(of a button on a device or machine) To press down on
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To consider or regard somebody or something as
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To hem in or close off on all sides
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To refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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To store or set aside for future use
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To be preoccupied with a single thought, topic or emotion
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To secure something firmly in position
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To give or hold (a party)
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To feel or manipulate with the hands
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To hold or pin down (someone)
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To take control or possession of something or a place
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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 carry, bring or take something
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To include comprehensively
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To be widespread or current in a particular area or at a particular time
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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 expectantly want something to happen
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(of a person) To behave towards someone in a certain way
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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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Wash
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To protect or shield from harm or danger
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To extend or draw out, typically a period or duration
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To form a unified whole
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(of an argument or theory) To be logically consistent
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To touch or stroke gently or lovingly
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To be able to stand up to scrutiny
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Force into a narrow space
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To be regarded as valid
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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 take legal possession of
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To be or cause to be balanced or suspended in the air, on water, or on something else
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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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