hold


hold
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noun
1 act/way of holding sth
ADJECTIVE
firm, tight

He still had me in a tight hold.

VERB + HOLD
catch, get, grab, grasp, seize, take

Take hold of the handle and give it a hard pull.

have, keep

He kept a firm hold on my hand.

lose

He lost his hold on the rock and was swept away by the tide.

tighten
loosen, relax, release

She finally released her hold on me.

PREPOSITION
hold on

He tightened his hold on her.

2 influence/control over sb
ADJECTIVE
firm, powerful, secure, strong, tight

He still has a firm hold on the party.

fragile, precarious, tenuous, weak

Her hold on power was now quite tenuous.

VERB + HOLD
have
maintain
lose

The allies lost their hold on the south of the country.

consolidate, increase, strengthen, tighten

Enemy forces have consolidated their hold on the northern province.

break, loosen, weaken

an attempt to break the hold of the Church

PREPOSITION
hold on

This had weakened his hold on power.

hold over

He no longer had any hold over her.

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verb
1 in your hands/arms
ADVERB
firmly, securely, tightly
carefully
gently, loosely
2 opinion, etc.
ADVERB
commonly, widely

This view is not widely held.

deeply, firmly, strongly

deeply held religious beliefs

privately, publicly

privately held views

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Hold is used with these nouns as the subject: ↑analogy, ↑archive, ↑auditorium, ↑bag, ↑boat, ↑bowl, ↑box, ↑bucket, ↑ceasefire, ↑clip, ↑closet, ↑computer, ↑container, ↑court, ↑disk, ↑eye, ↑future, ↑gaze, ↑hand, ↑judge, ↑library, ↑luck, ↑maxim, ↑pail, ↑rack, ↑shelf, ↑store, ↑theory, ↑tradition, ↑truce, ↑vase, ↑weather, ↑wisdom
Hold is used with these nouns as the object: ↑account, ↑animosity, ↑appeal, ↑appointment, ↑arm, ↑assembly, ↑asset, ↑association, ↑attention, ↑attraction, ↑auction, ↑audition, ↑axe, ↑baby, ↑bag, ↑ball, ↑ballot, ↑banner, ↑banquet, ↑bat, ↑baton, ↑belief, ↑bouquet, ↑bow, ↑breath, ↑briefcase, ↑briefing, ↑bundle, ↑card, ↑cash, ↑castle, ↑celebration, ↑ceremony, ↑certificate, ↑chair, ↑championship, ↑charm, ↑citizenship, ↑class, ↑clinic, ↑clue, ↑collection, ↑competition, ↑composure, ↑concert, ↑conference, ↑congress, ↑consultation, ↑contest, ↑convention, ↑conversation, ↑conviction, ↑copyright, ↑court martial, ↑dance, ↑data, ↑debate, ↑degree, ↑demonstration, ↑dialogue, ↑dinner, ↑diploma, ↑discussion, ↑dividend, ↑doctorate, ↑driving licence, ↑edge, ↑election, ↑enquiry, ↑evening, ↑event, ↑exhibition, ↑expectation, ↑expression, ↑fair, ↑fascination, ↑feast, ↑festival, ↑file, ↑final, ↑fire, ↑fort, ↑fortress, ↑forum, ↑franchise, ↑function, ↑gala, ↑game, ↑gathering, ↑gaze, ↑grenade, ↑grudge, ↑gun, ↑hand, ↑handbag, ↑head, ↑hearing, ↑hope, ↑hostage, ↑idea, ↑initiative, ↑inquest, ↑interview, ↑key, ↑knife, ↑land, ↑lantern, ↑lead, ↑lease, ↑lecture, ↑licence, ↑line, ↑liquor, ↑lottery, ↑luncheon, ↑majority, ↑malice, ↑march, ↑market, ↑meet, ↑meeting, ↑membership, ↑memorial, ↑memory, ↑misconception, ↑moisture, ↑monopoly, ↑mortgage, ↑mystery, ↑news conference, ↑note, ↑office, ↑opinion, ↑parade, ↑party, ↑passport, ↑patent, ↑permit, ↑phone, ↑place, ↑position, ↑post, ↑post-mortem, ↑potential, ↑power, ↑prejudice, ↑presidency, ↑press conference, ↑prisoner, ↑promise, ↑property, ↑purse, ↑qualification, ↑quiz, ↑race, ↑raffle, ↑rally, ↑rank, ↑rate, ↑receiver, ↑reception, ↑record, ↑referendum, ↑rehearsal, ↑rein, ↑resentment, ↑retreat, ↑reunion, ↑review, ↑right, ↑ritual, ↑rope, ↑round, ↑sale, ↑seat, ↑secret, ↑security, ↑seminar, ↑service, ↑session, ↑shape, ↑share, ↑shield, ↑shotgun, ↑show, ↑spear, ↑spoon, ↑stereotype, ↑stick, ↑stock, ↑stomach, ↑stretch, ↑suitcase, ↑summit, ↑surgery, ↑suspect, ↑sword, ↑talk, ↑tenancy, ↑territory, ↑theory, ↑ticket, ↑title, ↑tongue, ↑torch, ↑tournament, ↑trial, ↑trophy, ↑tune, ↑umbrella, ↑value, ↑view, ↑viewpoint, ↑vigil, ↑vote, ↑weight, ↑wheel, ↑whip, ↑workshop

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  • Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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 On — may refer to:ongs* Hold On (Tim Armstrong song) * Hold On (En Vogue song) * Hold On (Good Charlotte song) * Hold On (Jonas Brothers song) * Hold On (Korn song) * Hold On (John Lennon song) * Hold On (Magnet song) * Hold On (Razorlight song) *… …   Wikipedia

  • hold — Ⅰ. hold [1] ► VERB (past and past part. held) 1) grasp, carry, or support. 2) keep or detain. 3) have in one s possession. 4) contain or be capable of containing. 5) have or occupy (a job or position) …   English terms dictionary

  • Hold — Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough! Shak …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold on — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold up — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold-up — [ ɔldɶp ] n. m. inv. • 1925; mot angl. amér., de to hold up one s hands « tenir les mains en l air » ♦ Anglic. Vol à main armée dans un lieu public. ⇒Fam. braquage. Hold up d une banque. Commettre un hold up. hold up n. m. inv. (Anglicisme)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • hold — vb 1 hold back, withhold, reserve, detain, retain, *keep, keep back, keep out Analogous words: *restrain, inhibit, curb, check: preserve, conserve, *save Contrasted words: *relinquish, surrender, abandon, resign, yield 2 …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hold Me — Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me Saltar a navegación, búsqueda «Hold Me, Thrill Me, Kiss Me, Kill Me» Sencillo de U2 del álbum Batman Forever Soundtrack Publicación 5 y 6 de junio 1995 …   Wikipedia Español


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