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hold sb to sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hold   /həʊld/ us    /hoʊld/ (held, held)
to make someone do what they promised or agreed to do: We'll hold him to the exact terms of the contract.
Translations of “hold sb to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)遵守(諾言或協議)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)遵守(诺言或协议)…
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