Translation of "hold" - English-Portuguese dictionary

hold

verb uk /həʊld/ (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

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

B1 to organize an event

realizar
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

manter
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.

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