Translation of "hold" - English-Japanese dictionary

hold

verb uk /həʊld/ (past tense and past participle held)

A2 to have something in your hand or arms

~を手に持つ, ~を抱きかかえる
He was holding a glass of wine.
She held the baby in her arms.

B1 to keep something in a particular position

(ある位置に)~を保つ
Can you hold the door open, please?
Hold your hand up if you know the answer.

B1 to organize an event

~を開催する
They are holding an election.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday morning.

B1 to contain something

~を収容する
The bucket holds about ten litres.

to keep someone in a place so that the person cannot leave

~を監禁する, 拘束する
I was held prisoner in a tiny room.
hold it! informal

used to tell someone to wait

ちょっと待って!
Hold it! I’ve forgotten my coat.

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