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hold1

hold1

 
pronunciation:
hold
phrases:
hold on, on hold
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part of speech: verb
inflections: holds, holding, held
definition 1: to support and contain, usually within your hand or hands.
I picked up the kitten and held it gently.
synonyms:
clutch, grip
antonyms:
let go
similar words:
contain, handle, have, seize
definition 2: to keep for a certain time.
Our neighbors will hold our mail until we return.He held the office of president for four years.
synonyms:
keep, preserve
similar words:
maintain, save, take care of, watch
definition 3: to contain within a particular area.
The theater holds two hundred people.
synonyms:
accommodate, carry, contain
similar words:
include
definition 4: to have.
Let's hold a meeting.
synonyms:
conduct, run
similar words:
manage
phrase: hold on
phrase: on hold
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  • holder:
    a thing that you use to hold something else.
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