- Something for a hand to grip: the rock is steep and there are few handholdsMore example sentences
- I'd managed to scramble up to the crest on what was basically slate: handholds and footholds tended to detach themselves in small, take-home-and-keep pieces.
- Going down had been easy, but with no handholds or footholds, coming up was proving to be much harder than I'd expected.
- I forced myself up from the bed, gasping and gripping whatever handholds I could find.
verb(usually hand-hold) [with object] Back to top
- 1Hold (a camera) in the hand when taking a photograph or making a video recording, as opposed to using a tripod: we could hand-hold the camera at very slow shutter speeds with hardly any blurMore example sentences
- The rule of thumb is never to hand-hold the camera at a shutter speed lower than your lens' focal length.
- Pity I didn't bring a tripod: I've had to hand-hold the camera and use ISO 1600 so the photos are a little grainy.
- If you have no choice but to handhold the camera, you can try a very fast ISO setting like 3200 or 6400 and see what kind of results you can get with shorter exposure times.
- 2Support or guide (someone) during a learning process or a period of change: if you ask a mentor how to register, he or she will hand-hold you through the procedureMore example sentences
- They kick-started the sale process by appointing a consultant, who will handhold the party through the transaction.
- We try and help and hand-hold where we can, but we don't have the dedicated resources to make this perfect.
- I was very frustrated with her, because I had made 2-3 trips out to her shop to hand-hold her through the design of my floral arrangements.
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