Useful phrasal verbs with HOLD with meaning and examples in English.
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- Meaning: Act with reserve; to contain one’s full measure or power out
- Example: Don’t hold back. Hit it as hard as you can.
- Meaning: Contain; stop
- Example: The dam can’t hold back that much water.
- Meaning: Delay the progress of, especially in school
- Example: He’s a year older than his classmates, because he was held back in second grade.
- Meaning: Restrain; to check
- Example: You hold him down while I search him.
- Meaning: Continue, to hold and to manage well
- Example: I held down that job for years.
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- Meaning: Restrain oneself
- Example: He wanted to laugh and could hardly hold in.
- Meaning: Delay someone or something temporarily; to keep at bay
- Example: Let’s try to hold off the lawyers until we are ready for them.
- Meaning: Delay commencing
- Example: Hold off the decision one more day so I can answer your question.
- Meaning: Delay commencing an action
- Example: Hold off on baking until I get there.
- Meaning: Grasp or grip firmly
- Example: Hold on tightly to the railing.
- Meaning: Keep; to store something for someone
- Example: Hold on to my umbrella while I ride the roller coaster.
- Meaning: Wait a short while
- Example: Hold on while I get my coat.
- Meaning: Remain loyal
- Example: He didn’t give up his fandom when others did; he held on.
- Meaning: Wait, or refuse in hopes of getting something better
- Example: I am holding out for more money.
- Meaning: Survive, endure
- Example: How long can they hold out without water?
- Meaning: Withhold something
- Example: You’ve got a key! Why have you been holding out on me?
- Meaning: Set something aside or save it for later
- Example: Pack the boxes, but hold out a few blue ones for later.
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- Meaning: Save, delay
- Example: We will have to hold over these files until tomorrow.
- Meaning: Wait or delay
- Example: Hold up a minute. I want to check something.
- Meaning: Impede; detain
- Example: I’ve got to be to work now. Why are you holding me up?
- Meaning: Support or lift
- Example: Hold up the table while I slide this underneath.
- Meaning: Fulfil / fulfill or complete one’s part of an agreement
- Example: I don’t think he’s holding up his end of the bargain.
- Meaning: Rob at gunpoint
- Example: The guy tried to hold up a bank.