Definition of "hold" [hold]

  • (verb-transitive) To have and keep in one's grasp: held the reins tightly.
  • (verb-transitive) To aim or direct; point: held a hose on the fire.
  • (verb-transitive) To keep from falling or moving; support: a nail too small to hold the mirror; hold the horse steady; papers that were held together with staples.
  • (verb-transitive) To sustain the pressure of: The old bridge can't hold much weight.
  • (verb-transitive) To keep from departing or getting away: Hold the bus! Hold the dog until I find the leash.

Use "hold" in a sentence

  • "I was not entirely sure that I should be able to hold my own with him, but I at least had the purpose made to do as well as I could upon him; and now I say that I will not be the first to cry “hold."
  • "Without saying anything of my intentions to any one, I mounted the railing, and taking hold of the centre rope, just below the upper block, I put one foot on the hook below the lower block, and stepped off just as I did so some one called out “hold on."
  • "* puts me on hold for 5 minutes -I still have the customer on hold*"

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