Focus on the pronunciation of hold
English definition of “hold”
/hoʊld/ v [always + adv/prep] (past tense and past participle held /held/) (KEEP IN PLACE)
› to keep something in a particular place or position: [M] Could you hold the door open for me, please? [M] I can’t fasten this skirt unless I hold my stomach in (= keep it tight with my muscles so that it does not stick out). [M] Each wheel is held on by/with four bolts. [M] Individual parts are held together with glue. [I] Hold still (= Do not move)!