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  • hold|back — «HOHLD BAK», noun, adjective. –n. 1. a thing that holds back; restraint; hindrance. 2. the act of restraining or preventing action. 3. an iron or strap on the shaft of a wagon or carriage to which the harness is attached, enabling a horse to hold …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

  • hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — hold1 holdable, adj. /hohld/, v., held; held or (Archaic) holden; holding; n. v.t. 1. to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp: She held the purse in her right hand. He held the child s hand in his. 2. to set aside; reserve or retain: to… …   Universalium

  • hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — hold1 [ hould ] (past tense and past participle held [ held ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 carry ▸ 2 stop someone/something from moving ▸ 3 put arms around someone ▸ 4 (be able to) contain ▸ 5 have ▸ 6 continue in same state ▸ 7 keep/stop something ▸ 8 not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …   English dictionary

  • hold — I. /hoʊld / (say hohld) verb (held, held or, Archaic, holden, holding) –verb (t) 1. to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp. 2. to reserve; retain; set aside. 3. to bear, sustai …  

  • hold — I [[t]hoʊld[/t]] v. held, hold•ing, n. 1) to have or keep in the hand; grasp: to hold someone s hand[/ex] 2) to set aside; reserve or retain: to hold a reservation[/ex] 3) to bear, sustain, or support with or as if with the hands or arms 4) to… …   From formal English to slang

  • hold — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. held) 1 tr. a keep fast; grasp (esp. in the hands or arms). b (also refl.) keep or sustain (a thing, oneself, one s head, etc.) in a particular position (hold it to the light; held himself erect). c grasp so as… …   Useful english dictionary

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