hold forth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hold forth" in British English

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hold forth

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to ​talk about a ​particularsubject for a ​longtime, often in a way that other ​peoplefindboring: She ​heldforth all ​afternoon about/ongovernmentincompetence.
(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 ​expressyouropinions for a ​longtime: 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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