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hold
British English: /həʊld/
American English: /hoʊld/

Translation of hold in Arabic:

transitive verb/فعل متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول held

  • 1
    (to grasp)
    قَبَضَ (+ على)
    مَسَكَ (an object, somebody's hand)
    he was holding an envelope/a coin in his hand
    كانَ يَمْسِكُ ظَرْفاً \ قِطْعةً نَقْديّةً في يَدِهِ
    can you hold this for me?
    هل تَسْتَطيعُ أنْ تُمْسِكَ لي بِهَذا؟
    to hold something by the handle
    أَمْسَكَ شَيْئاً من مِقْبَضِهِ
  • 2
    (to keep in position)
    أَمْسَكَ (a ladder)
    to hold one's head still
    أَبْقى رَأْسَهُ ثابِتاً
    to hold something in place or position
    ثَبَّتَ شَيْئاً في مَكانٍ أو وَضْعيّةٍ
  • 4
    (to have capacity for)
    اتَّسَعَ (350 people)
    the tank holds fifty litres
    الخَزّانُ يَتَّسِعُ لِخَمْسينَ لِتْراً
  • 6
    (to organize)
    عَقَدَ (a meeting, talks, an election, event)
    interviews will be held on 29th July
    سَتُعْقَدُ المُقابَلاتُ يَوْمَ 29 يولِيو
    the club holds regular meetings
    يَعْقِدُ النادي اجْتِماعاتٍ دَوْريّةً
  • 7
    (to possess)
    تَوَلّى (a position, record)
    he has held many positions of responsibility in government
    تَوَلّى مَسْؤوليّاتٍ عَديدةً في الحُكومةِ
  • 12
    (to delay)
    أَخَّرَ (a flight)
    وَضَعَ في الانتِظارِ (telephone call)
    hold it! [informal/غير رسمي]
    انْتَظِرْ!
  • 13
    (to detain)
    احْتَجَزَ (a person)
    to hold somebody prisoner
    أَسَرَ شَخْصاً
    to hold somebody hostage
    احْتَجَزَ شَخْصاً رَهينةً
  • 17
    (to retain) (speakers)
    شَدَّ (somebody's attention, interest)
  • 18 (Telecommunications/الاتصالات)please hold the line
    من فَضْلِكَ ابْقَ على الخَطِّ
  • 19 (to maintain contact with) to hold the road well
    تَشَبَّثَ بالطَريقِ جَيِّداً

intransitive verb/فعل غير متعد past tense/زمن الماضي, past participle/اسم المفعول held

  • 3
    (to remain valid) (offer, theory)
    ما زالَ صالِحاً
    his ideas still hold true or good today
    ما زالَتْ أَفْكارُهُ صالِحةً لليَوْمِ
  • 4 (Telecommunications/الاتصالات) will you hold?
    هل تَسْتَطيعُ الانْتِظارَ

noun/اسم

  • 1
    (grasp)
    قَبْضة (plural: قَبَضات)
    she took or caught hold of my hand
    أَحْكَمَتْ قَبْضَتَها على يَدي
    to keep hold of something/somebody
    أَحْكَمَ قَبْضَتَهُ على شَيْءٍ \ شَخْصٍ
    to get hold of somebody
    (to find)
    وَجَدَ شَخْصاً
    (by telephone)
    تَحَصَّلَ على شَخْصٍ
    to get hold of a copy/the information
    تَحَصَّلَ على نُسْخةٍ \ المَعْلوماتِ
    the press got hold of the story
    اكْتَشَفَت الصَحافةُ القِصّةَ
  • 2
    (control)
    سَيْطَرة
    to have a hold on or over somebody
    كانَتْ لَهُ سَيْطَرةٌ على شَخْصٍ
    to take hold he consolidated his hold on power
    عَزَّزَ إحْكامَ قَبْضَتِهِ على السُلْطةِ

also: on hold adverbial phrase/عبارة ظرفية

  • 1 (Telecommunications/الاتصالات)
    مُنْتَظِراً على الهاتِفِ
    to put somebody on hold
    جَعَلَ شَخْصاً يَنْتَظِرُ على الهاتِفِ
  • 2to put one's plans/a project on hold
    أَجَّلَ بَرامِجَهُ \ مَشْروعَهُ

Idioms

to hold one's own

Phrasal verbs

hold against

to hold something against somebody
حَقَدَ على شَخْصٍ بِسَبَبِ شَيْءٍ
to hold it against somebody that …
حَمَلَ ضَغينةً لِشَخْصٍ بِسَبَبِ …

hold back

to hold back from doing something
تَرَدَّدَ في فِعْلِ شَيْءٍ
hold [somebody/something] back, hold back [somebody/something] 1
(to control)
كَبَحَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (the water, crowd, an animal)
to hold back one's laughter/tears
كَبَحَ ضِحْكَتَهُ \ دُموعَهُ
use this to hold back your hair
اسْتَعْمِلْ هذا لِتَشُدَّ شَعْرَكَ
2
(to impede)
مَنَعَ \ أَعاقَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (progress, development, a student)
hold [something] back, hold back [something]
(to withhold)
تَكَتَّمَ على [شَيْءٍ] (information)

hold down

hold [somebody/something] down, hold down [somebody/something]
شَدَّ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] إلى الأَسْفَلِ (a tent, piece of paper, carpet)
to hold a patient/detainee down
شَلَّ حَرَكةَ مَريضٍ \ مُعْتَقَلٍ
hold [something] down, hold down [something] 1
(to press down)
احْتَفَظَ ب[شَيْءٍ] مَضْغوطاً (a key, pedal)
2
(to keep)
احْتَفَظَ ب [شَيْءٍ] (a job)
3
(to prevent from rising) (companies)
حافَظَ على ثَباتِ [شَيْءٍ] (costs, wages, prices)

hold in

hold [something] in, hold in [something]
(to pull in)
شَدَّ [شَيْئاً] (one's stomach)

hold off

(creditors)
أَجَّلَ
I hope the rain holds off
أَتَمَنّى أَلاّ تُمْطِرَ
hold [something/somebody] off, hold off [something/somebody]
صَدَّ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (an attack)
to hold off doing something
امْتَنَعَ عن فِعْلِ شَيْءٍ

hold on

1
[informal/غير رسمي] (to wait)
انْتَظَرَ
hold on, I'll just get him
انْتَظِرْ، سَآتي بِهِ
2
(to grip)
مَسَكَ
hold on tight!
امْسِكْ جَيِّداً!
3
(to last out)
صَمَدَ
hold [something] on
(screws, glue)
شَدَّ \ ثَبَّتَ [شَيْئاً]
to be held on with or by something
ثُبِّتَ بِشَيْءٍ

hold on to

hold on to [somebody/something] 1
(to grip)
أَمْسَكَ ب [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (an object, a person)
2
(to retain)
احْتَفَظَ ب [شَخْصٍ \ شَيْءٍ] (power, the lead, money)

hold out

1
(to resist)
صَمَدَ
to hold out against an attack/the competition
صَمَدَ في وَجْهِ هُجومٍ \ المُنافَسةِ
we are holding out for a better offer
سَنَنْتَظِرُ حتّى نَحْصُلَ على عَرْضٍ أَفْضَلَ
2
(to last) (supplies, stocks)
دامَ
hold [something] out, hold out [something]
مَدَّ [شَيْئاً] (one's hand, a glass)
hold out [something] (hope) I don't hold out much hope
لا أُعَلِّقُ آمالاً كَبيرةً

hold over

hold [something] over, hold over [something]
أَجَّلَ [شَيْئاً] (a meeting, an event)

hold to

1 hold to [something]
تَشَبَّثَ ب [شَيْءٍ] (a belief, one's principles)
2 hold somebody to [something]
أَلْزَمَ شَخْصاً ب [شَيْءٍ] (a promise)

hold together

1
(not to break) (structure)
صَمَدَ
2
(to remain united) (coalition, family)
تَماسَكَ
hold [something] together 1
(to keep intact)
ثَبَّتَ [شَيْئاً] (a structure, chair)
to be held together with glue/tacks
شُدَّ \ ثُبِّتَ بالغِراءِ \ بالمَساميرِ
2
(in unions)
حافَظَ على وِحْدةِ [شَيْءٍ] (a family, party)

hold up

1 (to remain valid)
(theory, argument)
صَمَدَ
2 (to remain strong) to hold up well
(profits, numbers)
حافَظَ على قوَّتِهِ
hold [somebody/something] up, hold up [somebody/something] 1
(to support)
دَعَمَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a shelf, picture, stockings)
2
(to raise)
رَفَعَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] إلى أَعْلى (an object)
to hold one's hand up
رَفَعَ يَدَهُ إلى أَعْلى
3
(to delay)
عَطَّلَ [شَخْصاً \ شَيْئاً] (a person, flight, the traffic)
4 (to present) to be held up as an example or model of something
اعْتُبِرَ رَمْزاً \ مِثالاً لِشَيْءٍ
to hold somebody up to ridicule
اسْتَهْزَأَ من شَخْصٍ
5
(to rob)
سَطا على [شَيْءٍ] (a bank)
اعْتَدى على [شَخْصٍ] بالسَرِقةِ (person)

hold with

(to support)
وافَقَ (+ على) (a policy, trend)

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