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hold fast

Definition of hold fast in English:

1Remain tightly secured: the door held fast, obviously locked
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  • The door holds fast for just a moment before giving, groaning its displeasure at the shabby treatment it has recently received.
  • The chain around my neck held fast.
  • He turned back to the door and pressed the bar, but it held fast.
1.1Continue to believe in or adhere to an idea or principle: it is important that we hold fast to the policies
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  • I, for one, try to hold fast to the Bible and it's principles.
  • I hold fast to my faith and my practices, but have to be flexible.
  • More than 10 years down the track, I hold fast to that maxim.
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