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English definition of “hold”

hold

noun (SUPPORT)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/
B2 [S or U] the act of holding something or someone, or the way you do this: Keep a tight hold on your tickets. Don't worry if you lose hold of the reins - the horse won't wander off. → See also foothold, handhold, toeholdHaving in your hands catch/get/grab/take hold of sth/sb B2 to start holding something or someone: He took hold of one end of the carpet and tugged. I just managed to grab hold of Lucy before she fell in the pool.Having in your hands [C] in fighting sports, a position in which one person holds another person so that they cannot move part of their bodyWrestlingMartial arts [C] a place to put the hands and feet, especially when climbingMountaineering and rock climbing
(Definition of hold noun (SUPPORT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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