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English definition of “hold”

hold

noun (DELAY)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/
on hold C1 If you are on hold when using the phone, you are waiting to speak to someone: Mr Briggs is on hold. His phone is engaged - can I put you on hold?Communicating by telephone C1 If an activity is on hold, it has been intentionally delayed: Everything's on hold again because of the bad weather. The film's been put on hold until the financial situation improves.Delaying and wasting time
(Definition of hold noun (DELAY) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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