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hold down something

phrasal verb with hold  us   /hoʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held  /held/ )
  • (STAY WORKING)

to ​stayworking in a ​job: He’s never been ​able to hold down a ​steadyjob.

hold down something

phrasal verb with hold  us   /hoʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held  /held/ )
  • (MAINTAIN LEVEL)

to ​maintain something at a ​lowlevel: Hold down the ​noise in there, ​kids!
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