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hold

verb     /həʊld/ ( past tense and past participle held)
IN HAND [T]
A2 to have something in your hand or arms держать He was holding a glass of wine. They were holding hands and kissing.Having in your hands
KEEP IN POSITION [T]
B1 to keep something in a particular position держать Can you hold the door open please? Hold your hand up if you know the answer. The frame was held together with screws.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
ORGANIZE [T]
B1 to organize an event проводить, организовывать to hold talks/an electionManaging and organizing
CONTAIN [T]
B1 to contain something or to be able to contain a particular amount of something вмещать, содержать в себе The bucket holds about 10 litres.Keeping and storing thingsIncluding and containingComprising and consisting of
JOB OR QUALIFICATION [T]
to have a particular job, position, or qualification занимать (пост и т. д.) She held the post of treasurer.Jobs, careers and professionsWorkingSchool and vocational qualifications
COMPETITION [T]
to have a particular position in a competition обладать (титулом и т. д.), удерживать (место, рекорд) to hold the world record to hold the leadCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportCompetitions, and parts of competitions
STORE [T]
to store documents, information, etc in a particular place хранить The documents are held in the local library.Keeping and storing things
PRISONER [T]
B2 to keep someone as a prisoner держать (в тюрьме, в плену и т. д.) Police held the suspect overnight. The hijackers are holding them hostage/prisoner.Putting people in prisonArresting and charging
ARMY [T]
If soldiers hold a place, they control it. удерживать, сохранять контроль Rebel troops held the village.Controlling and being in charge
hold an opinion/belief/view
to believe something придерживаться мнения/убеждения/взгляда They held the view that corporal punishment was good for children.Believing
hold a conversation
to have a conversation вести разговор Informal talking and conversation
hold sb's attention/interest
to keep someone interested in something приковывать внимание/удерживатьинтерес The film held my attention from beginning to end.Exciting and interesting
TELEPHONE [I, T]
to wait on the telephone until someone can speak to you оставаться на линии, не вешать трубку Her line's busy. Would you like to hold? Hold the line, please.WaitingStaying and remainingCommunicating by telephone
NOT BREAK [I]
to not break выдерживать (тяжесть, нагрузку) The rope held.Having in your hands
Hold it! informal
used to tell someone to wait or stop doing something подожди(те)! постой(те)! Hold it! I've forgotten my coat.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingExpressions telling people to stop doing something
hold shares
to own shares (= small, equal parts of the value of a company) владеть акциями Financial investments and the stock market
hold your breath
B2 to intentionally stop breathing for a time задерживать дыхание Breathing and stopping breathing
to wait for something to happen, often feeling anxious ждать, затаив дыхание Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingWaitingStaying and remaining
hold your nose
to close your nose with your fingers to avoid smelling something unpleasant зажимать нос →  See also hold your own Smells and smellingGestures with the hands or arms
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge English-Russian Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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