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A decision made by a court or tribunal regarding a case it has heard
“… the court's holding was based on an interpretation of the First Amendment.”
Property held
“His wealth comes from holdings in oil, gas, land and property.”
Present participle for to have the ownership or possession of
“Lexie, hold on to my hand, okay?”
Present participle for to have as an opinion
“Only 24 hours later, few within the party itself could pretend to hold such an optimistic opinion on the future of their leader.”
Present participle for be or remain valid or available
“But the context usually makes clear which is meant and this argument doesn't hold for all such words.”
Present participle for to support
“Several pieces of wood joined together can hold more weight than just a piece of wood.”
Present participle for to make or have room for
“These dams built on the rivers will be able to hold the entire amount of water during a weak monsoon.”
Present participle for conduct meeting, function
“He had asked for neighborhoods to come out and hold rallies in support of the new government and no one did.”
“I was the second to last person on board and my luck continued to hold with an empty seat beside mine so there was extra underseat space to stash my stuff.”
“Watching her, I wanted to take her up in my arms, squeeze her, hold her so close the way I used to.”
“The government changed the law at the beginning of last year to allow the police to hold people for 14 days rather than seven.”
“Their curiosity is endless and finding something to do which is engrossing enough to hold their attention for a while is difficult.”
Present participle for to have responsibility for
“His younger brother, Alfred, would hold this same office five years later.”
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