Meaning of “hold on/tight” in the English Dictionary

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"hold on/tight" in British English

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hold on/tight

to make yourself continue to do what you are doing or stay where you are although it is difficult or unpleasant:

If you can just hold on I'll go and get some help.

(Definition of “hold on/tight” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"hold on/tight" in American English

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hold on/tight

infml
phrasal verb with hold us /hoʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held /held/

to continue doing something or staying somewhere although it is difficult or unpleasant to do so:

Hold on and I’ll go and get some help.

(Definition of “hold on/tight” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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