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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [T] (CONTAIN/SUPPORT)   /hoʊld/ (past tense and past participle held  /held/)
to support or contain something or be able to contain or support it: This bottle holds exactly one pint . Modern computers can hold (= store ) huge amounts of information . Will the rope be strong enough to hold the weight ? holds promise If something holds promise , it is likely to be successful : The new drug holds promise for relieving chronic pain .
(Definition of hold verb (CONTAIN/SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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