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Translation of "hold" - English-Turkish dictionary


verb     /həʊld/ ( past tense and past participle held)
IN HAND [T] A2 to have something in your hand or arms elinde/kucağında tutmak He was holding a glass of wine. They were holding hands and kissing.Having in your hands
KEEP IN POSITION [T] B1 to keep something in a particular position belli bir konumda tutmak Can you hold the door open please? Hold your hand up if you know the answer. The frame was held together with screws.Limiting and restrictingPreventing and impeding
ORGANIZE [T] B1 to organize an event düzenlemek, yapmak to hold talks/an electionManaging and organizing
CONTAIN [T] B1 to contain something or to be able to contain a particular amount of something taşımak, içermek, almak The bucket holds about 10 litres.Keeping and storing thingsIncluding and containingComprising and consisting of
JOB OR QUALIFICATION [T] to have a particular job, position, or qualification (iş, konum, nitelik) taşımak, sahip olmak She held the post of treasurer.Jobs, careers and professionsWorkingSchool and vocational qualifications
COMPETITION [T] to have a particular position in a competition (yarışma) bir yerde olmak, belli bir konumda olmak to hold the world record to hold the leadCompeting and contending (non-sporting)Competing in sportCompetitions, and parts of competitions
STORE [T] to store documents, information, etc in a particular place (belge, bilgi vb.) depolamak, biriktirmek, düzenlemek The documents are held in the local library.Keeping and storing things
PRISONER [T] B2 to keep someone as a prisoner mahkum olarak tutmak/alıkoymak/hapsetmek Police held the suspect overnight. The hijackers are holding them hostage/prisoner.Putting people in prisonArresting and charging
ARMY [T] If soldiers hold a place, they control it. (askerlik) bir yeri zaptetmek, kontrol altına almak, ele geçirmek Rebel troops held the village.Controlling and being in charge
hold an opinion/belief/view to believe something düşünce/inanç/görüş sahibi olmak They held the view that corporal punishment was good for children.Believing
hold a conversation to have a conversation sohbet etmek Informal talking and conversation
hold sb's attention/interest to keep someone interested in something dikkatini/ilgisini çekmek The film held my attention from beginning to end.Exciting and interesting
TELEPHONE [I, T] to wait on the telephone until someone can speak to you telefonda beklemek Her line's busy. Would you like to hold? Hold the line, please.WaitingStaying and remainingCommunicating by telephone
NOT BREAK [I] to not break kopmamak, kırılmamak, dayanmak The rope held.Having in your hands
Hold it! informal used to tell someone to wait or stop doing something 'Dur!', 'Yapma!', 'Kıpırdama!', 'Durun!', 'Bekleyin!', 'Hele durun!' Hold it! I've forgotten my coat.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restrictingExpressions telling people to stop doing something
hold shares to own shares (= small, equal parts of the value of a company) hisse/pay sahibi olmak Financial investments and the stock market
hold your breath B2 to intentionally stop breathing for a time nefesini tutmak Breathing and stopping breathing to wait for something to happen, often feeling anxious endişeyle beklemek, sabırsızlanmak Planning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trappingWaitingStaying and remaining
hold your nose to close your nose with your fingers to avoid smelling something unpleasant burnunu tutmak/kapamak →  See also hold your own Smells and smellingGestures with the hands or arms
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge Learner’s Dictionary English-Turkish © Cambridge University Press)
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