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hold forth

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to talk about a particular subject for a long time, often in a way that other people find boring: She held forth all afternoon about/on government incompetence.
(Definition of hold forth from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hold forth

phrasal verb with hold  us   /hoʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held  /held/ )
to express your opinions for a long time: She held forth all through lunch on a variety of subjects.
(Definition of hold forth from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold forth”
in Chinese (Simplified) 滔滔不绝地说, 发表长篇大论…
in Chinese (Traditional) 滔滔不絕地說, 發表長篇大論…
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