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Chinese (Simplified) translation of “hold”

hold

verb [T] (KEEP)
保持
    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ (held)
to keep something, especially when it might have been lost
保持,保留
I asked the shop to hold the dress for me until this afternoon.
我让那家商店帮我把那件衣服留到今天下午。
You have to be a fairly good speaker to hold an audience's attention/interest.
要想吸引观众的注意力/兴趣,你得是一个相当出色的演讲者才行。
Keeping and storing things
to keep someone in a place so that they cannot leave
拘留,扣押
The police are holding several people in custody (= at the police station) for questioning.
警方拘留了几个人进行讯问。
[+ obj + noun ] The terrorists held him hostage for 18 months.
恐怖分子将他扣为人质达18个月之久。
I was held prisoner in a tiny attic room.
我被囚禁在一间小阁楼里。
Putting people in prisonArresting and charging
(Definition of hold verb (KEEP) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Simplified) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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