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hold

noun
 
/hoʊld/
the act of holding something in your hand: Keep a tight hold on your tickets.
catch, grab, etc. hold of something/someone to start holding something or someone: He tried to escape, but I grabbed hold of his jacket.
get hold of something/someone to get something: I got hold of the book at the local library.
an area on a plane or ship for storing things: a cargo hold
(Definition of hold noun from the Websters Essential Mini Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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