hold onto sb/sth Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary

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hold onto sb/sth

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
C2 to ​hold something or someone ​firmly with ​yourhands or ​yourarms: Hold onto the ​rope and don't ​let go.
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