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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [I or T] (CONTINUE)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ (held, held)
to cause to stay or continue in the same way as before: Let's hope our good luck holds. I hope the repair holds until we get the car to a garage . The old adage that ' money talks ' still holds true (= is still true ). The government is committed to holding exports at their present level . The ship / aircraft held its course .Continue and last
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