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English definition of “hold”

hold

noun (DELAY)   /hoʊld/
on hold If something is on hold, it is intentionally delayed: The space launch is on hold until the weather clears. If you are on hold when using the telephone, you are waiting to speak to someone: His line is busy – can I put you on hold?
(Definition of hold noun (DELAY) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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