Associations to the word «Hold»
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HOLD, adjective. (obsolete) Gracious; friendly; faithful; true.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To grasp or grip.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To contain or store.
HOLD, verb. (heading) To maintain or keep to a position or state.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To reserve.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To detain.
HOLD, verb. (intransitive) To be or remain valid; to apply (usually in the third person).
HOLD, verb. To keep oneself in a particular state.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To bear, carry, or manage.
HOLD, verb. (intransitive) (mostly imperative) Not to move; to halt; to stop.
HOLD, verb. (intransitive) Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
HOLD, verb. To remain continent; to control an excretory bodily function.
HOLD, verb. (heading) To maintain or keep to particular opinions, promises, actions.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To maintain, to consider, to opine.
HOLD, verb. (transitive) To bind (someone) to a consequence of his or her actions.
HOLD, verb. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
HOLD, verb. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
HOLD, verb. (archaic) To restrain oneself; to refrain; to hold back.
HOLD, verb. (tennis) (ambitransitive) To win one's own service game.
HOLD, verb. To organise an event or meeting (usually in passive voice).
HOLD, verb. (archaic) To derive right or title.
HOLD, noun. A grasp or grip.
HOLD, noun. Something reserved or kept.
HOLD, noun. Power over someone or something.
HOLD, noun. The ability to persist.
HOLD, noun. The property of maintaining the shape of styled hair.
HOLD, noun. (wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
HOLD, noun. (gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.
HOLD, noun. (gambling) The wager amount, the total hold.
HOLD, noun. (tennis) An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken.
HOLD, noun. The part of an object one is intended to grasp, or anything one can use for grasping with hands or feet.
HOLD, noun. A fruit machine feature allowing one or more of the reels to remain fixed while the others spin.
HOLD, noun. (video games) (dated) A pause facility.
HOLD, noun. The queueing system on telephones and similar communication systems which maintains a connection when all lines are busy.
HOLD, noun. (nautical) (aviation) The cargo area of a ship or aircraft, (often cargo hold).
HOLD 'EM, proper noun. (poker) Texas hold 'em
HOLD A CANDLE, verb. (idiomatic) To compare; to be even remotely of the same quality, skill, etc. as another.
HOLD A GRUDGE, verb. (idiomatic) To stay angry (at someone or something).
HOLD A TORCH FOR, verb. Alternative form of carry a torch for
HOLD AGAINST, verb. Think less of someone for something they have done wrong.
HOLD ALL OF THE ACES, verb. Alternative form of hold the cards
HOLD ALL OF THE CARDS, verb. Alternative form of hold the cards
HOLD ALL THE ACES, verb. Alternative form of hold the cards
HOLD ALL THE CARDS, verb. Alternative form of hold the cards
HOLD BACK, verb. (idiomatic) to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
HOLD BACK, verb. (idiomatic) to contain; stop
HOLD BACK, verb. (idiomatic) to delay, especially in school
HOLD BAGGAGE, noun. Alternative form of hold luggage
HOLD BY THE BUTTON, verb. To detain in conversation to the point of weariness; to bore; to buttonhole.
HOLD CHEAP, verb. To have a low esteem for someone, to look down upon someone, to hold someone in contempt
HOLD COURT, verb. (of a king or other high-ranking aristocrat) To preside in a formal manner over an official assembly of courtiers and others in which entertainment is presented or affairs of state are considered.
HOLD COURT, verb. (legal) (of a judge or equivalent official) To convene or preside over a trial or other legal proceeding in a court of law.
HOLD COURT, verb. (idiomatic) (by extension) To serve as the principal discussant or center of attention in an informal gathering of friends, associates, etc.
HOLD DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To restrain; to check.
HOLD DOWN, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To continue, to hold and to manage well.
HOLD FIRE, verb. (intransitive) To wait for an opportunity to shoot (with a firearm) at something or someone.
HOLD FORTH, verb. (idiomatic) To extend or offer, propose.
HOLD FORTH, verb. (idiomatic) Talk at great length; expatiate; harangue.
HOLD HANDS, verb. (intransitive) Of two or more people, to clasp another's hand with one's own hand.
HOLD HARD, verb. (UK) (dated) (Rhode Island) to remain still.
HOLD HOSTAGE, verb. To have possession or custody of a person as security for performance against a treaty, a pledge, or a demand, especially now an extra-legal demand.
HOLD HOSTAGE, verb. Any situation or leverage used to entrap or corner someone without physical restraint.
HOLD IN, verb. (transitive) (dated) To keep to oneself; to prevent from escaping.
HOLD IN, verb. (intransitive) (dated) To restrain oneself.
HOLD IT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see hold, it.
HOLD IT, verb. (as imperative) Wait a minute; stop.
HOLD IT, verb. To wait to excrete when one needs to.
HOLD LUGGAGE, noun. Luggage intended for carriage in the hold of an aircraft.
HOLD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay.
HOLD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (transitive) To delay commencing (an action until some specified time or event has passed).
HOLD OFF, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To delay commencing an action (until some specified time or event has passed).
HOLD ON, verb. To grasp or grip firmly.
HOLD ON, verb. (idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone.
HOLD ON, verb. (idiomatic) Wait a short while.
HOLD ON, verb. (idiomatic) To remain loyal.
HOLD ON, verb. (idiomatic) To persist.
HOLD ONE'S BREATH, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see to hold one's breath.; to pause noticeably before exhaling after previously inhaling.
HOLD ONE'S BREATH, verb. (idiomatic) To wait, as if breathlessly.
HOLD ONE'S HEAD ABOVE WATER, verb. Alternative form of keep one's head above water
HOLD ONE'S HEAD HIGH, verb. (idiomatic) to act with pride; to be proud in a positive way
HOLD ONE'S HORSES, verb. (idiomatic) To be patient; to wait.
HOLD ONE'S LIQUOR, verb. (idiomatic) To be resistant to intoxication or to show few signs of intoxication, even after consuming a significant amount of alcohol.
HOLD ONE'S NERVE, verb. (idiomatic) (intransitive) To stay calm facing nervousness.
HOLD ONE'S OWN, verb. (idiomatic) To demonstrate oneself to be capable; to provide a respectable performance or worthy competition; to stick up for oneself.
HOLD ONE'S PEACE, verb. (idiomatic) To refrain from speaking; to be silent.
HOLD ONE'S PIECE, verb. Misspelling of hold one's peace.
HOLD ONE'S TONGUE, verb. (idiomatic) to keep quiet; especially, to leave something unsaid
HOLD ONE'S WATER, verb. (medicine) To hold one's urine.
HOLD ONE'S WATER, verb. (idiomatic) To be patient; to control one's impulses.
HOLD OUT, verb. Used other than as an idiom: see hold, out.
HOLD OUT, verb. (transitive) To hold (something) out; to extend (something) forward.
HOLD OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (often with for) To wait, or refuse in hopes of getting something better (from a negotiation, etc.)
HOLD OUT, verb. (idiomatic) To survive, endure.
HOLD OUT, verb. (idiomatic) (usually with on) To withhold something.
HOLD OUT, verb. (transitive) To set something aside or save it for later.
HOLD OUT, noun. Alternative spelling of holdout.
HOLD OUTS, noun. Plural of hold out
HOLD OVER, noun. Alternative form of holdover
HOLD OVER, verb. (idiomatic) to save, delay
HOLD OVER, verb. To remain in office, possession, etc., beyond a certain date.
HOLD OVER SOMEONE'S HEAD, verb. (transitive) (idiomatic) To harp on; to remind continuously (especially of a misstep or defeat)
HOLD SERVE, verb. (tennis) To win a game when one is serving.
HOLD SOMEONE'S FEET TO THE FIRE, verb. (idiomatic) To maintain personal, social, political, or legal pressure on someone in order to induce him or her to comply with one's desires; to hold someone accountable for his or her actions.
HOLD SOMEONE'S HAND, verb. (literally) To grasp or hold a person's hand.
HOLD SOMEONE'S HAND, verb. (idiomatic) To guide somebody through the basics or assist with excessively small details.
HOLD SWAY, verb. (idiomatic) Be pre-eminent; have the greatest influence (over someone or something); dominate.
HOLD TACK, verb. To last or hold out.
HOLD THAT THOUGHT, verb. (idiomatic) To pause in a conversation for an interruption.
HOLD THAT THOUGHT, verb. (idiomatic) (in imperative form) Used to acknowledge that one's attention needs to be diverted from what a speaker was saying
HOLD THE CARDS, verb. (idiomatic) To be in a strong position, possessing significant advantages over someone else; to be in control of a situation involving multiple parties.
HOLD THE FORT, verb. (idiomatic) To assume responsibility, especially in another’s absence.
HOLD THE FORT, verb. To maintain a secure position.
HOLD THE LINE, verb. (idiomatic) To firmly maintain one's viewpoint, principles, or situation; to refuse to change one's practices or plans.
HOLD THE PHONE, interjection. (idiomatic) stop; wait; woah. What's this? Look at this!
HOLD THE PHONE, verb. To hold; to wait for someone at the other end of a telephone connection.
HOLD THE PURSE STRINGS, verb. (idiomatic) (colloquial) To be in control of spending; to have financial power and responsibility.
HOLD THE REINS, verb. (idiomatic) To be in charge, to be in control, as of a business, political organization, or other group.
HOLD THE RING, verb. (UK) (idiomatic) To oversee a situation while attempting to remain uninvolved in it.
HOLD TIGHT, verb. To hold onto something securely or closely.
HOLD TO ACCOUNT, verb. (transitive) To require a person to explain or to accept responsibility for his or her actions; to blame or punish someone for what has occurred.
HOLD TRUE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to be true, valid or applicable
HOLD TRUE, verb. (intransitive) (idiomatic) to remain true, valid or applicable; to apply
HOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) (ambitransitive) To wait or delay.
HOLD UP, verb. To support or lift.
HOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) To withstand; to stand up to; to survive.
HOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) To fulfil / fulfill or complete one's part of an agreement.
HOLD UP, verb. (idiomatic) To rob at gunpoint.
HOLD UP, verb. (transitive) To impede; detain.
HOLD UP, verb. To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.
HOLD UP ONE'S END, verb. (idiomatic) To hold up one's end of the bargain; to fulfill one's promise or obligation.
HOLD WATER, verb. (idiomatic) To withstand scrutiny or criticism; to be valid.
HOLD WITH THE HARE AND RUN WITH THE HOUNDS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To oppose an action or behavior and yet engage in the same action or behavior; to be a hypocrite.
HOLD WITH THE HARE AND RUN WITH THE HOUNDS, verb. (idiomatic) (dated) To remain neutral by attempting to placate two factions or both sides of a controversy.
HOLD, noun. The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing".
HOLD, noun. Understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something; "he has a good grasp of accounting practices".
HOLD, noun. Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated; "he has a hold over them".
HOLD, noun. Time during which some action is awaited; "instant replay caused too long a delay"; "he ordered a hold in the action".
HOLD, noun. A state of being confined (usually for a short time); "his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police".
HOLD, noun. A stronghold.
HOLD, noun. A cell in a jail or prison.
HOLD, noun. The appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip".
HOLD, noun. The space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo.
HOLD, verb. Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes".
HOLD, verb. Have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him".
HOLD, verb. Organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course".
HOLD, verb. Have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard".
HOLD, verb. Keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible".
HOLD, verb. Maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment".
HOLD, verb. To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom".
HOLD, verb. Secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree".
HOLD, verb. Have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade".
HOLD, verb. Be the physical support of; carry the weight of; "The beam holds up the roof"; "He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam"; "What's holding that mirror?".
HOLD, verb. Contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water".
HOLD, verb. Have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people".
HOLD, verb. Remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching".
HOLD, verb. Support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright".
HOLD, verb. Be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds".
HOLD, verb. Assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good".
HOLD, verb. Have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise".
HOLD, verb. Be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon".
HOLD, verb. Arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's".
HOLD, verb. Protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks".
HOLD, verb. Bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise".
HOLD, verb. Hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound".
HOLD, verb. Remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas".
HOLD, verb. Resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held".
HOLD, verb. Be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone".
HOLD, verb. Stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting".
HOLD, verb. Lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger".
HOLD, verb. Keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse".
HOLD, verb. Take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week".
HOLD, verb. Cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses".
HOLD, verb. Cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose".
HOLD, verb. Drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry".
HOLD, verb. Aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames".
HOLD, verb. Declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent".
HOLD, verb. Be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point".
HOLD, verb. Keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath".
Too often we underestimate the power of a touch, a smile, a kind word, a listening ear, an honest compliment, or the smallest act of caring, all of which have the potential to turn a life around.