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Translation of "hold" - English-Italian dictionary

hold

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