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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [T] (IN A COMPETITION)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ (held, held)
B2 to have a particular position in a competition : She holds the world record . They held the lead until the 89th minute .
(Definition of hold verb (IN A COMPETITION) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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