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noun hold pronunciation in American English /hoʊld/
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  1. 1
    [singular] the fact that you are holding someone or something
    hold on: His hold on her arm tightened.
    The boat turned over and she lost her hold.
  2. 3
    [singular] the power or control that someone has over a situation or area
    hold on/over: Their forces had consolidated their hold on the area.
  3. 6
    [singular] the fact that someone manages to continue doing or having something
    hold on: The nurses were amazed at her tenacious hold on life.
    new threats to his hold on power


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