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Can you hold my bag for a moment?
He held the book in his hand.
She was holding the catalog under her arm.
Barry was holding a coin between his finger and thumb.
Can you hold the wrapping paper for me so I can tape it up?
He was held by a single rope.
We had to hold our cups steady as the boat rocked.
Hold the flashlight still.
She is the first woman to hold this post.
He held a position of trust and responsibility.
President Mitterrand held office for 14 years.
We need to find out if his offer still holds.
They were pessimistic about the ceasefire holding until the spring.
They were arrested and held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The family were held at gunpoint.
The four men had been held captive for over two years.
The court held that the defendants were guilty of trespassing.
The clause was held to be unreasonable.
The plaintiff was held to have acted reasonably.
The government agreed to hold a referendum.
The project holds a great deal of promise.
He holds no authority over us.
This is the American English definition of hold. View British English definition of hold.
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