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hold on Explained

hold on at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

178 Moby Thesaurus words for "hold on":
abide, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, aim, aim at, await,
be caught short, be short, bear up, belong, bend, bide,
bide the issue, bite, bucket, bucketshop, bunch, carry on,
cease not, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling,
cling to, clip, clot, cluster, clutch, coagulate, cohere,
come up fighting, congeal, conglomerate, continue, continue to be,
dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, deposit margin,
determine, dillydally, direct, directionize, drag on, dwell,
embrace, endure, exist, extend, fix, fix on, freeze to, go along,
go long, go on, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, grow together,
hang about, hang around, hang in, hang in there, hang on,
hang on to, hang together, hang tough, hold, hold everything,
hold fast, hold on to, hold out, hold steady, hold tight,
hold together, hold up, hold your horses, hug, jog on, keep,
keep going, keep hold of, keep on, last, last long, last out,
level at, linger, live, live on, live through, live through it,
live with it, loiter, maintain, make a killing, make a scoop,
margin up, mark time, mass, miss the market, never cease,
never let go, never say die, nip, not give up, operate,
overstay the market, perdure, perennate, persist, play the market,
plunge, point, point at, point to, present, prevail, pyramid,
remain, run, run on, scalp, scoop the market, set, sight on,
sit tight, sit up, slog on, solidify, speculate, stag,
stag the market, stagger on, stand, stand up, stay, stay it out,
stay on, stay put, stay the distance, stay up, stay with it, stick,
stick around, stick it, stick it out, stick out, stick to,
stick to it, stick together, stick with it, subsist, survive,
sustain, take a flier, take hold of, take time, tarry, tide over,
tough it out, trade on margin, train, train upon, turn, turn upon,
venture, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, wear, wear well

hold on at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (a): persevere, persist, hold on, hold out, stick to, cling to, adhere to, hold one's ground, go all lengths, keep up, hold up, continue.

Hold on at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Hold \Hold\, n. i.
In general, to keep one's self in a given position or
condition; to remain fixed. Hence:

1. Not to more; to halt; to stop;-mostly in the imperative.

And damned be him that first cries, ``Hold,
enough!'' --Shak.

2. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to
remain unbroken or unsubdued.

Our force by land hath nobly held. --Shak.

3. Not to fail or be found wanting; to continue; to last; to
endure a test or trial; to abide; to persist.

While our obedience holds. --Milton.

The rule holds in land as all other commodities.

4. Not to fall away, desert, or prove recreant; to remain
attached; to cleave;-often with with, to, or for.

He will hold to the one and despise the other.
--Matt. vi. 24

5. To restrain one's self; to refrain.

His dauntless heart would fain have held From
weeping, but his eyes rebelled. --Dryden.

6. To derive right or title; -- generally with of.

My crown is absolute, and holds of none. --Dryden.

His imagination holds immediately from nature.

{Hold on!} {Hold up!} wait; stop; forbear. [Collog] -- {To
hold forth}, to speak in public; to harangue; to preach.

{To hold in}, to restrain one's self; as, he wanted to laugh
and could hardly hold in.

{To hold off}, to keep at a distance.

{To hold on}, to keep fast hold; to continue; to go on. ``The
trade held on for many years,'' --Swift.

{To hold out}, to last; to endure; to continue; to maintain
one's self; not to yield or give way.

{To hold over}, to remain in office, possession, etc., beyond
a certain date.

{To hold to or with}, to take sides with, as a person or

{To hold together}, to be joined; not to separate; to remain
in union. --Dryden. --Locke.

{To hold up}.
(a) To support one's self; to remain unbent or unbroken;
as, to hold up under misfortunes.
(b) To cease raining; to cease to stop; as, it holds up.
(c) To keep up; not to fall behind; not to lose ground.

hold on at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

hold on
v 1: hold firmly [syn: {grasp}]
2: stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or
developments; "Hold on a moment!" [syn: {stop}]
3: be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me
every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking
questions" [syn: {persevere}, {persist}, {hang in}, {hang
4: hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your
folder" [syn: {hang on}, {hold the line}]
5: retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?";
"She kept her maiden name after she married" [syn: {keep}]
[ant: {lose}]

hold on at English (WD) Of Explained:



hold on
  • To grasp or grip firmly.
    1. : Hold on tight to the railing.
    2. Inter: idiomati » c To keep; to store something for someone.
    3. : Hold on to my umbrella while I ride the roller coaster.
    4. Inter: idiomati » c Wait a short while.
    5. : Hold on while I get my coat.
    6. Inter: idiomati » c To remain loyal.
    7. : He didnt give up his fandom when others did; he held on''.
    8. Inter: idiomati » c To persist
    9. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=December 29
    |author=Sam Sheringham
    |title=Liverpool 0 - 1 Wolverhampton
    |passage=That scare aside, Wolves had little trouble in holding on for their first league away win of the season and their first over the Reds since little-known striker Steve Mardenborough gave them a victory at Anfield in January 1984.

    Usage notes

    This verbal phrase is technically intransitive, but it almost always takes an indirect object in a transitive sense by means of the word "to".


    Inter: trans-top » wait a minute
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|wachten
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|odottaa
    • German: Inter: t+ » de|warten

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Japanese: どっこい (dokkoi)
  • Portuguese: Inter: t- » pt|esperar um pouco
  • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|sandali

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to hold, grasp, or grip
    • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|vasthouden
    • Finnish: pitää kiinni

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|accrocher|alt=s'accrocher
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|hawak

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » to keep; to store something for someone
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|säilyttää
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|garder

    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Tagalog: Inter: t- » tl|pahawak, Inter: t- » tl|pabantay, Inter: t- » tl|patago

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » stay loyal
    Inter: trans-mi » d
    Inter: trans-botto » m

    Related terms

    * hang on
    • hold up
    • on hold


      * on hold

    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs with particle (on) -
    Category: Category:English verbs -
    Translation: et » hold on
    Translation: fr » hold on
    Translation: pl » hold on
    Translation: pt » hold on
    Translation: ru » hold on
    Translation: sv » hold on
    Translation: ta » hold on