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English definition of “hold something against someone/something”

hold something against someone/something

verb phrasal verb with hold  /hoʊld/ (past tense and past participle held  /held/) us  
to consider something as a reason to have a bad opinion about someone or something: He made a mistake, but I don’t hold it against him – we all make mistakes.
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