1. the act of grasping;
2. understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something;
3. power by which something or someone is affected or dominated;
4. time during which some action is awaited;
5. a state of being confined (usually for a short time);
6. a stronghold
7. a cell in a jail or prison
8. the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it;
9. the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
1. organize or be responsible for;
2. keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean";
3. have or hold in one's hands or grip;
4. to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement;
5. have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices;
6. have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense;
7. keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view;
8. contain or hold; have within;
9. lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits;
10. remain in a certain state, position, or condition;
11. maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings);
12. assert or affirm;
13. remain committed to;
14. secure and keep for possible future use or application;
15. be the physical support of; carry the weight of;
16. hold the attention of;
17. keep from exhaling or expelling;
18. support or hold in a certain manner;
19. have room for; hold without crowding;
20. be capable of holding or containing;
21. be valid, applicable, or true;
22. take and maintain control over, often by violent means;
23. protect against a challenge or attack;
24. declare to be;
25. have as a major characteristic;
26. cause to stop;
27. bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted;
28. cover as for protection against noise or smell;
29. drink alcohol without showing ill effects;
30. be pertinent or relevant or applicable;
31. arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance;
32. resist or confront with resistance;
33. keep from departing;
34. stop dealing with;
35. aim, point, or direct;
36. be in accord; be in agreement;
Hold to my hand while we cross the street.
The caller is on hold.
The few small rivers could not hold all the rain that fell during the wet season.
Albert managed to hold his ground in that field.
Don't hold me up as a model husband.
It is always futile to try to hold back the progress of history.
He was pinned by the cops for the hold up.
The reading room can hold a hundred people.
I hope this good weather will hold out for another week.
The praesidium has decided to hold this evening's meeting elsewhere.
This auditorium can hold 1,000 people.
He kept a firm hold on my arm as he helped me over the fence.
He was able to hold back his anger and avoid a fight.
Indeed, if many investors abjure the listing , those who hold their noses and take the plunge might make even more money.
They both hold apiece an opinion.
The barrel would hold 100 litres.
Hold tight when you ride at the back of your brother's scooter.
The police had to use force to hold back the crowd.
Don't hold me up as a model.
They will hold a consultation about the matter.
I hold those fools in utter contempt.
He has been squared to hold his tongue.
He lost hold of the glass and broke it.
Most of us don't hold with his theory.
She was unable to hold her own, and she had to quit.
Is he able to hold his own?
The old man claimed to be able to divine what the stars hold in store for us.
Hold the baby while I load the car.
He struggled to hold the bike down on the banked corners.
To retain in one's possession or control
held back valuable information; held back my tears.
To impede the progress of.
To restrain oneself.
Please hold the noise down.
To have (a job)
holds down two jobs.
To talk at great length.
To keep at a distance; resist
held the creditors off.
To stop or delay doing something
Let's hold off until we have more data.
To maintain one's grip; cling.
To continue to do something; persist.
To wait for something wanted or requested, especially to keep a telephone connection open.
To present or proffer as something attainable.
To continue to be in supply or service; last
Our food is holding out nicely.
To continue to resist
The defending garrison held out for a month.
To refuse to reach or satisfy an agreement.
To postpone or delay.
To continue a term of office past the usual length of time.
To prolong the engagement of
The film was held over for weeks.
To remain loyal or faithful to
She held to her resolutions.
To obstruct or delay.
To rob while armed, often at gunpoint.
To offer or present as an example
held the essay up as a model for the students.
To continue to function without losing force or effectiveness; cope
managed to hold up under the daily stress.
To agree with; support
I don't hold with your theories.
be left holding the baby (或美bag)
(informal)be left with an unwelcome responsibility, typically without warning
don't hold your breath
hold someone/thing at bay
hold one's breath
not able to hold a candle to
The cake from the bakery is not able to hold a candle to the one that Grandmonther made.
contain, include, embrace, involve, comprehend, hold, comprise
have, hold, own, possess, keep, enjoy
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