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hold1 British & World English

Grasp, carry, or support with one’s arms or hands

hold2 British & World English

A large compartment or space in the lower part of a ship or aircraft in which cargo is stowed

have no terrors for someone British & World English

Not frighten or worry someone

keep one's end up British & World English

Perform well in a difficult or competitive situation

have someone in the palm of one's hand British & World English

Have someone under one’s control or influence

on hold in hold1 British & World English

Waiting to be connected while making a telephone call

hold up in hold1 British & World English

Remain strong or vigorous

on hold British & World English

Waiting to be connected while making a telephone call

hold up British & World English

Remain strong or vigorous

hold-up British & World English

A situation that causes delay

hold sway in sway British & World English

Have great power or influence over a particular person, place, or domain

hold sway British & World English

Have great power or influence over a particular person, place, or domain

hold fast in hold1 British & World English

Remain tightly secured

hold good in hold1 British & World English

Remain true or valid

take hold in hold1 British & World English

Start to have an effect

hold back in hold1 British & World English

Hesitate to act or speak

hold off in hold1 British & World English

(Of bad weather) fail to occur

hold out in hold1 British & World English

Resist or survive in difficult circumstances

hold fast British & World English

Remain tightly secured

hold good British & World English

Remain true or valid

take hold British & World English

Start to have an effect

hold back British & World English

Hesitate to act or speak

hold off British & World English

(Of bad weather) fail to occur

hold out British & World English

Resist or survive in difficult circumstances

hold court in hold1 British & World English

Be the centre of attention amidst a crowd of one’s admirers

hold hands in hold1 British & World English

(Of two or more people) clasp each other by the hand, typically as a sign of affection

hold serve in hold1 British & World English

(In tennis and other racket sports) win a game in which one is serving

hold thumbs in hold1 British & World English

Fold one’s fingers over one’s thumb to bring good luck

hold water in hold1 British & World English

(Of a statement, theory, or line of reasoning) appear to be valid, sound, or reasonable

hold forth in hold1 British & World English

Talk lengthily, assertively, or tediously about a subject

hold court British & World English

Be the centre of attention amidst a crowd of one’s admirers

hold hands British & World English

(Of two or more people) clasp each other by the hand, typically as a sign of affection

hold serve British & World English

(In tennis and other racket sports) win a game in which one is serving

hold thumbs British & World English

Fold one’s fingers over one’s thumb to bring good luck

hold water British & World English

(Of a statement, theory, or line of reasoning) appear to be valid, sound, or reasonable

hold forth British & World English

Talk lengthily, assertively, or tediously about a subject

hold button British & World English

A button on a telephone that temporarily interrupts a call so that another call may be taken

scissor hold British & World English

A hold in which the head or other part of the opponent’s body is gripped between the legs which are then locked at the instep or ankles to apply pressure

hold something in in hold1 British & World English

Suppress an expression of emotion

hold together in hold1 British & World English

Remain or cause to remain united

hold someone/thing up in hold1 British & World English

Support and prevent something from falling

hold together British & World English

Remain or cause to remain united


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