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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.
我要那家商店幫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.
要想吸引觀眾的注意力/興趣,你得成為一個相當出色的演講者才行。
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.
警方拘留了幾個人進行詢問。
[+ obj + noun ] The terrorists held him hostage for 18 months.
恐怖分子將他扣為人質達18個月之久。
I was held prisoner in a tiny attic room.
我被囚禁在一間小閣樓裡。
Putting people in prisonArresting and charging
(Definition of hold verb (KEEP) from the Cambridge English-Chinese (Traditional) Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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