Focus on the pronunciation of hold
English definition of “hold”
/hoʊld/ v [I/T] (past tense and past participle held /held/) (DELAY)
› to stop something from happening, or to delay something temporarily: [T] How long can you hold your breath? › Someone on the telephone who asks you to hold wants you to wait until that person or someone else can speak to you: [I] Her line is busy, would you like to hold? › If you hold something that is usually included in food, you do not include it: [T] I’d like a salad, but hold the dressing.