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phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word Forms
present tense
I/you/we/theyhold together
he/she/itholds together
present participleholding together
past tenseheld together
past participleheld together
  1. 1
    to remain in one piece and not break apart, or to make something do this

    The trousers were held together with a safety pin.

  2. 2
    to stay together and continue to have a good relationship in a difficult situation

    How can any family hold together under these circumstances?

    I was trying to hold my marriage together.

See also main entry: hold


to manipulate someone psychologically so that they begin to question their own perceptions and memories

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