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hold a firm place

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  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

  • hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …   English dictionary

  • hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • Hold — (h[=o]ld), n. 1. The act of holding, as in or with the hands or arms; the manner of holding, whether firm or loose; seizure; grasp; clasp; grip; possession; often used with the verbs take and lay. [1913 Webster] Ne have I not twelve pence within… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hold out — I (deliberate on an offer) verb make overtures, offer, place at ones disposal, present, proffer, promittere, propone, propose, put forward, submit, suggest, urge, volunteer II (resist) verb balk, be unwilling, hold fast, hold one s own, make a… …   Law dictionary

  • hold|fast — «HOHLD FAST, FAHST», noun. 1. a thing used to hold something else in place, such as a hook or clamp. 2. the act or fact of holding fast; firm or sure grasp. 3. a branched or disk shaped basal portion by which a sessile organism, such as a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abduction, abide, abort, absorb, absorb the attention, abstain, accent, accent mark, accommodate, account, account as, accumulate, acropolis, adhere, adhere to, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, advance, advantage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hold — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act/way of holding sth ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, tight ▪ He still had me in a tight hold. VERB + HOLD ▪ catch, get, grab …   Collocations dictionary

  • firm — firm1 [ fɜrm ] adjective *** 1. ) solid but not hard: The ground beneath our feet was fairly firm and not too muddy. I sleep better on a firm mattress. firm, ripe tomatoes ─ opposite SOFT 2. ) steady and fixed in place: Make sure the ladder is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • firm — I UK [fɜː(r)m] / US [fɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms firm : singular firm plural firms *** a business or company a building/engineering/law firm a large firm: She works for a large firm. firm of: a firm of accountants/architects/solicitors II… …   English dictionary

  • firm´ness — firm1 «furm», adjective, verb. –adj. 1. not yielding easily when pressed; solid; hard: »firm flesh, firm ground. 2. not easily shaken or moved; fixed in place: »a tree firm in the earth. Hope, as an anchor firm and sure, holds fast the Christian… …   Useful english dictionary


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