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Can you hold my bag for a moment?
He held the book in his hand.
She was holding the catalog under her arm.
Barry was holding a coin between his finger and thumb.
Can you hold the wrapping paper for me so I can tape it up?
He was held by a single rope.
We had to hold our cups steady as the boat rocked.
Hold the flashlight still.
He sat beside her and held her.
She kissed him and held him tight.
She is the first woman to hold this post.
He held a position of trust and responsibility.
President Mitterrand held office for 14 years.
We need to find out if his offer still holds.
They were pessimistic about the ceasefire holding until the spring.
The price has been held at its current level.
The coffee market has held steady for a few months.
Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax.
They were arrested and held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The family were held at gunpoint.
The four men had been held captive for over two years.
The court held that the defendants were guilty of trespassing.
The clause was held to be unreasonable.
The plaintiff was held to have acted reasonably.
The government agreed to hold a referendum.
“Do you want to call back later?” “No, I’ll hold.”
Can you hold the line, please?
The project holds a great deal of promise.
He holds no authority over us.
I no longer hold any resentment toward him.
He’s not someone who holds a grudge.
I tried to hold his image in my mind as I walked away.
It was a commonly held view in those days.
It was widely held that the management was out of touch with the workers.
It’s hard to hold their attention for more than 15 minutes.
This government was a threat to everything he held dear.
Give me a hot dog, and hold the mustard.
Tradition holds that Jesus Christ was born on this site.
This is the American English definition of hold. View British English definition of hold.