hold verb (SUPPORT)
He was holding a gun. 他當時正拿著一把槍。
He held her in his arms. 他把她抱在懷裡。
hold your nose
- You have to hold my hand when we cross the road.
- Polly and Susie were having a squabble about who was going to hold the dog's lead.
- Suddenly he drew a knife and held it to my throat.
- Would you mind holding the door open for me, please?
- The screws that hold the bed together had loosened.
hold verb (CONTAIN)
- It used to hold paper bags, but gradually came to be used for magazines.
- That vase isn't big enough to hold all these flowers.
- Will the room hold a hundred people?
- The container held a gallon of soup.
- We knew the chest held a lot of gold jewellery.
hold verb (CONTROL)
- He holds a 40 percent stake in the company.
- As chairman of the association, he held office for over 20 years.
- She's held the post for 13 years.
- He holds several company directorships.
- Who holds the copyright on this article?
hold verb (KEEP)
The police are holding several people in custody (= at the police station) for questioning. 警方拘留了幾個人進行詢問。
- The hostages are being held as a bargaining chip by terrorist organizations.
- The three men were held hostage for two days by masked gunmen.
- His verbal pyrotechnics could hold an audience spellbound.
- The terrorists were holding several British diplomats captive.
- The police are holding several people in custody for questioning.
hold verb (MAKE HAPPEN)
- They frequently hold conferences at that hotel.
- Dr Clark holds a clinic on Tuesday mornings.
- They held a dinner to celebrate his retirement.
- The president held an emergency meeting to discuss military strategy with his defence commanders yesterday.
- The director is holding auditions next week for the major parts.
hold verb (CONTINUE)
hold verb (BELIEVE)
You sold it to me, so if it breaks I'll hold you responsible (= consider you to blame). 是你把它賣給我，所以如果壞了你得負責。
- He held me personally responsible whenever anything went wrong in the project.
- She was held responsible for the accident.
- If he so much as harms a hair on her head I won't be held responsible for my actions.
- The leaves of the plant are held to have health benefits when eaten.
- Her early work is generally held to be her best.
hold verb (DELAY)
They've decided to hold all future deliveries until the invoice has been paid. 他們決定，在對方付清出貨單上的貨款之前，暫停所有未來的交貨。
hold verb (NOT INCLUDE)
hold noun (SUPPORT)
catch/get/grab/take hold of sth/sb
- Without saying a word, she took hold of my arm and marched me off to the headmaster's office.
- She relinquished her hold on the steering wheel.
- He got hold of the money legally, without resort to violence.
- He caught hold of my arm.
- He took hold of the plant's root and pulled.
hold noun (CONTROL)
hold noun (DELAY)
Mr Briggs is on hold. 布裡格斯先生正在電話那頭等著呢。
He's on the phone at the moment- can I put you on hold? 他的電話忙線中——您不要掛斷電話，等一會兒可以嗎？