hold it! Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary Cambridge dictionaries logo

Meaning of “hold it!” in the English Dictionary

"hold it!" in British English

See all translations

hold it!

informal used to ​tell someone to ​wait or ​stop doing something: Hold it! I don't have my ​coat on ​yet. Hold it! What are you saying?
(Definition of hold it! from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hold it" in American English

See all translations

hold it

stop and do not ​continue what you are doing: Hold it! You’re putting too much ​pepper in the ​stew.
(Definition of hold it from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold it!”
in Chinese (Simplified) 等等!…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等等!…
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website
Word of the Day

fire-eater

a performer who entertains people by seeming to swallow flames

Word of the Day

I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
I used to work hard/I’m used to working hard (Phrases with ‘used to’)
by Kate Woodford,
February 10, 2016
On this blog, we like to look at words and phrases in the English language that learners often have difficulty with. Two phrases that can be confused are ‘used to do something’ and ‘be used to something/doing something’. People often use one phrase when they mean the other, or they use the wrong

Read More 

farecasting noun
farecasting noun
February 08, 2016
predicting the optimum date to buy a plane ticket, especially on a website or using an app A handful of new and updated websites and apps are trying to perfect the art of what’s known as farecasting – predicting the best date to buy a ticket.

Read More