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phrasal verb [transitive]
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present tense
I/you/we/theyhold to
he/she/itholds to
present participleholding to
past tenseheld to
past participleheld to
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  1. 1
    hold someone to something to make someone do what they have promised or decided

    They didn’t hold me to three month’s notice.

    1. a.
      I’ll hold you to that spoken a friendly way of accepting an invitation or offer for a later date
  2. 2
    hold someone to something to make someone continue to behave according to a particular belief or standard

    Anyone appointed to this position should be held to the highest ethical standards.

  3. 4
    hold to something to do what you have promised or decided
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