HyperDic: hold_close

English > 1 sense of the expression hold close:
VERBcontacthold close, cling to, hold tight, clutchhold firmly, usually with one's hands
English > hold close: 1 sense > verb 1, contact
Meaninghold firmly, usually with one's hands.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody
Synonymscling to, hold tight, clutch
Narrowercuddle, snuggle, nestle, nest, nuzzle, draw closeMove or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishagarrarse

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