Translation of "hold" - English-Portuguese dictionary


verb uk /həʊld/ us /hoʊld/ past tense and past participle held

A2 to have something in your hand or arms

segurar, agarrar
He was holding a glass of wine.
She held the baby in her arms.

B1 to keep something in a particular position

Can you hold the door open, please?
Hold your hand up if you know the answer.

B1 to organize an event

They are holding an election.
The meeting will be held on Tuesday morning.

B1 to contain something

conter, ter capacidade de
The bucket holds about ten litres.

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

I was held prisoner in a tiny room.
hold it! informal

used to tell someone to wait

pare!, espere!
Hold it! I’ve forgotten my coat.
noun uk /həʊld/ us /hoʊld/

[ no plural ] the act of holding something in your hand

ação de segurar/pegar
Keep a tight hold on your tickets.
catch, grab, etc. hold of something/someone

to start holding something or someone

agarrar-se a algo/alguém
He tried to escape, but I grabbed hold of his jacket.
get hold of something

to get something

conseguir encontrar/apanhar algo
I got hold of the book at the local library.
get hold of someone

to manage to speak to someone

conseguir contatar alguém
I rang three times, but couldn’t get hold of her.

an area on a plane or ship for storing things

porão (de carga)
a cargo hold

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