HyperDic: hold_on

English > 5 senses of the expression hold on:
VERBcontacthold on, grasphold firmly
changehold on, stopstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
changehold on, persevere, persist, hang in, hang onbe persistent, refuse to stop
communicationhold on, hang on, hold the linehold the phone line open
possessionhold on, keepretain possession of
English > hold on: 5 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaninghold firmly.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s somebody; Something ----s something
Narrowerclasphold firmly and tightly
cling, hanghold on tightly or tenaciously
latch onTake hold of or attach to
Broaderhold, take holdHave or hold in one's hands or grip
Spanishaferrar, agarrar, asir
Catalanaferrar, agafar
English > hold on: 5 senses > verb 2, change
Meaningstop / stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments.
PatternSomebody ----s
Example"Hold on a moment!"
Broaderinterrupt, breakterminate
English > hold on: 5 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningBe persistent, refuse to stop.
PatternSomething ----s; Somebody ----s; Something is ----ing PP
Synonymspersevere, persist, hang in, hang on
Narrowerask for it, ask for troublepersist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
obstinatepersist stubbornly
plug, plug awayPersist in working hard
stick to, stick with, followKeep to
Broadercontinue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserveKeep or maintain in unaltered condition
Spanishmantenerse, perdurar, perseverar, persistir, subsistir
Catalanmantenir-se, perdurar, perseverar, persistir
English > hold on: 5 senses > verb 4, communication
Meaninghold the phone line open.
PatternSomebody ----s
Synonymshang on, hold the line
Categorytelephone, telephonytransmitting speech at a distance
Entailscall, telephone, call up, phone, ringGet or try to get into communication (with someone) by telephone
Broaderexpect, look, await, waitlook ... / look forward to the probable occurrence of
English > hold on: 5 senses > verb 5, possession
MeaningRetain possession of.
PatternSomebody ----s PP
Narrowercarry over, hold overhold over goods to be sold for the next season
deny, refuseRefuse to let have
harbor, harbourKeep in one's possession
retain, hold, keep back, hold backSecure and keep for possible future use or application
save, preserveTo keep up and reserve for personal or special use
store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash awayKeep or lay aside for future use
storeFind a place for and put away for storage
withhold, deduct, recoupRetain and refrain from disbursing
Broaderhave, have got, holdHave or possess / possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Oppositelosefail to keep or to maintain
Similar tokeep open, hold open, keep, saveRetain rights to
Spanishconservar, guardar, mantener, quedar, sostener
Catalanconservar, guardar, mantenir, quedar

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