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hold

verb
 
/həʊld/ ( past tense and past participle held)
A2 to have something in your hand or arms
aguantar, agafar
He was holding a glass of wine. She held the baby in her arms.
B1 to keep something in a particular position
mantenir, aguantar
Can you hold the door open, please? Hold your hand up if you know the answer.
B1 to organize an event
dur a terme, celebrar
They are holding an election. The meeting will be held on Tuesday morning.
B1 to contain something
contenir, tenir una cabuda de
The bucket holds about ten litres.
to keep someone in a place so that the person cannot leave
retenir, tenir detingut
I was held prisoner in a tiny room.
hold it! informal used to tell someone to wait
espera!
Hold it! I’ve forgotten my coat.
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge English-Catalan Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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