hold

I
n.
grip

1) to catch, get, grab, lay, seize, take hold of

2) to keep hold of

3) to relax one's hold

4) a firm, strong hold

type of wrestling grip

5) to break a hold

control, domination

6) to relinquish one's hold

7) a hold over (they refused to relinquish their hold over this area)

waiting, esp. on the telephone

8) to put smb. on hold

II
v.

1) ('to keep') to hold high (to hold one's head high; also fig.)

2) (d; tr.) to hold against ('to take into account') (we will not hold your past blunders against you; they held his criminal record against him)

3) (d; intr.) to hold onto ('to seize and cling to') (hold onto my arm)

4) (d; intr.) ('to adhere') to hold to (to hold to the terms of a contract)

5) (d; tr.) ('to make smb. adhere') to hold to (they held us to the terms of the contract)

6) (d; tr.) ('to restrict') to hold to (we held the visiting team to a tie)

7) (d; intr.) ('to agree') to hold with (I don't hold with his ideas)

8) (L) ('to assert') we hold that these truths are self-evident

9) (M) ('to consider') we hold him to be responsible

10) (N; used with an adjective) ('to consider'); ('to keep') to hold smb. responsible; she held the ladder steady; they hold life cheap

III
n.
interior of a ship below decks

in the hold

* * *
[həʊld]
('to keep') to hold smb. responsible
she held the ladder steady
strong hold
take hold of
they hold life cheap
(L) ('to assert') we hold that these truths are self-evident
(M) ('to consider') we hold him to be responsible
['control, domination'] to relinquish one's hold
['grip'] to catch
['interior of a ship below decks'] in the
['interior of a ship below decks'] in the
['type of wrestling grip'] to break a hold
['waiting, esp. on the telephone'] to put smb. on hold
a firm
to keep hold of
to relax one's hold
(d; intr.) ('to agree') to holdwith (I don't hold with his ideas)
(d; tr.) ('to make smb. adhere') to hold to (they held us to the terms of the contract)
a hold over (they refused to relinquish their hold over this area)
('to keep') to hold high (to hold one's head high; also fig.)
(d; intr.) ('to adhere') to hold to (to hold to the terms of a contract)
(d; tr.) ('to restrict') to hold to (we held the visiting team to a tie)
(d; tr.) to hold against (we will not hold your past blunders against you; they held his criminal record against him; 'to take into account')
(d; intr.) to hold onto (hold onto my arm; 'to seize and cling to')

Combinatory dictionary. 2013.

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