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Can you hold my bag for a moment?
He held the book in his hand.
She was holding the catalogue under her arm.
Barry was holding a coin between his finger and thumb.
Can you hold this parcel 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 torch still.
He sat beside her and held her.
She kissed him and held him tight.
The government agreed to hold a referendum.
She is the first woman to hold this post.
He held a position of trust and responsibility.
President Mitterrand held office for 14 years.
The project holds a great deal of promise.
He holds no authority over us.
They were arrested and held under the Prevention of Terrorism Act.
The family were held at gunpoint overnight.
The four men had been held captive for over two years.
They said they’d hold the reservation for 24 hours.
I no longer hold any resentment towards him.
He’s not someone who holds a grudge.
I tried to hold his image in my mind as I walked away.
I don’t know if the walls will hold.
The price has been held at £2, the same as last year.
The coffee market has held steady for a few months.
They were pessimistic about the ceasefire holding until the spring.
We need to find out if his offer still holds.
Hold this position for a few seconds, then relax.
Conventional wisdom held that he would resign.
One school of thought holds that very few people reach their full potential.
The court held that the defendants were guilty of trespass.
The clause was held to be unreasonable.
The plaintiff was held to have acted reasonably.
‘Do you want to call back later?’ ‘No, I’ll hold.’
Can you hold the line, please?
The seat was held by Labour with a reduced majority.
It was a commonly held view in those days.
It was widely held the management was out of touch with the workers.
It’s hard to hold their attention for more than 15 minutes.
Give me a hot dog, and hold the mustard.
This government was a threat to everything he held dear.
Tradition holds Jesus Christ was born on this site.
This is the British English definition of hold. View American English definition of hold.