hold verb (SUPPORT)
He was holding a gun. 他当时正拿着一把枪。
He held her in his arms. 他把她抱在怀里。
hold your nose
hold verb (CONTAIN)
hold verb (CONTROL)
hold verb (KEEP)
The police are holding several people in custody (= at the police station) for questioning. 警方拘留了几个人进行讯问。
- The hostages are being held as a bargaining chip by terrorist organizations.
- The three men were held hostage for two days by masked gunmen.
- His verbal pyrotechnics could hold an audience spellbound.
- The terrorists were holding several British diplomats captive.
- The police are holding several people in custody for questioning.
hold verb (MAKE HAPPEN)
- They frequently hold conferences at that hotel.
- Dr Clark holds a clinic on Tuesday mornings.
- They held a dinner to celebrate his retirement.
- The president held an emergency meeting to discuss military strategy with his defence commanders yesterday.
- The director is holding auditions next week for the major parts.
hold verb (CONTINUE)
hold verb (BELIEVE)
You sold it to me, so if it breaks I'll hold you responsible (= consider you to blame). 是你把它卖给了我，所以如果坏了你得负责。
- He held me personally responsible whenever anything went wrong in the project.
- She was held responsible for the accident.
- If he so much as harms a hair on her head I won't be held responsible for my actions.
- The leaves of the plant are held to have health benefits when eaten.
- Her early work is generally held to be her best.
hold verb (DELAY)
They've decided to hold all future deliveries until the invoice has been paid. 他们决定在对方付清发货清单上的货款之前暂停所有未来的交货。
hold verb (NOT INCLUDE)
hold noun (SUPPORT)
catch/get/grab/take hold of sth/sb
hold noun (CONTROL)
hold noun (DELAY)
Mr Briggs is on hold. 布里格斯先生正在电话那头等着呢。
He's on the phone at the moment- can I put you on hold? 他的电话占线——您不要挂断电话，等一会儿可以吗？