Translation of "hold" - English-Italian dictionary

hold

verb uk /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.

(Translation of “hold verb” from the Cambridge English–Italian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)