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phrasal verb [transitive] [usually in negatives]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhold against
he/she/itholds against
present participleholding against
past tenseheld against
past participleheld against
  1. hold something against someone to feel angry with someone, because of something that they have done in the past

    He knows it was an accident, I don’t think he’ll hold it against her.

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