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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [I/T] (TAKE FIRMLY)   /hoʊld/ (past tense and past participle held  /held/)
to take and keep something in your hand or arms : [T] The nurse held the child in her arms . [I] Hold tight (= firmly ) to the railing . If you hold your nose , you press your nose tightly between thumb and finger to close it. hold hands When two people hold hands , each one takes the other person’s hand in his or her hand , esp . to show affection .
(Definition of hold verb (TAKE FIRMLY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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