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verb
  1. 1
    to carry something using your hands or arms

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    1. b.
      to carry another person

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  2. 3
    to put a part of your body into a particular position

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  3. 4
    to put your arms around someone because you love them or because they are unhappy

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  4. 5
    to have something inside

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  5. 6
    to be able to fit an amount of something inside

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  6. 7
    to have something, for example a job

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    1. b.
      formal to own money or property

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    2. c.
      formal to have a document that allows you to do something

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  7. 8
    if a promise or offer holds, it still exists

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    1. d.
      to continue to play or sing a note without stopping

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  8. 9
    to keep information, for example on a computer

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  9. 10
    to not give something that someone wants to another person

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  10. 14
    if you hold a meeting or event, you organize it

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  11. 15
    to wait in order to speak to someone on the telephone. You can also say that you hold the line

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