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Definición de “hold” en inglés


verb     /həʊld/ (held, held)
[T] to have something, especially a position or money , or to control something: hold power/control The CEO holds power only as long as the directors approve of his methods .hold a stake/an interest/shares The bank holds an interest in the real estate company .hold a position/job/post Before taking his present post , he held the position of chief financial regulator .hold a mortgage/loan She holds the mortgage , so she has the right to foreclose on the property .hold the rights to sth Who holds the rights to screen these games ?hold a patent The world's largest biotech firm holds patents on the DNA sequences of thousands of varieties of grain .
[T] to keep something, especially when it might be needed in the future : Accountants recommend holding records for more than seven years . Ten seats are being held for the chief executives .hold stocks/supplies We hold large stocks of all these items , and are generally able to guarantee next-day delivery .
[T] FINANCE to keep money or an investment , and not sell it: We'll hold the bonds until the resale market improves . For these stocks , the recommendation is: Hold! → See also buy-and-hold
[T] to contain or be able to contain a number of people or things: Each container can hold 500 pounds of cargo . The auditorium is designed to hold 1,000 people .
[T] MEETINGS to make an event , especially a meeting , happen : hold a meeting / conference / conference call The software development conference is scheduled to be held in San Francisco in April .
[I or T] FINANCE to stay , or make something stay , at the same level as before: hold a rate/price/tax The Federal Reserve held interest rates at 3%. The Chancellor is expected to hold capital gains tax at its present rate . The markets held steady , despite the report of higher inflation .
[T] LAW to make a judgment in a court of law : A superior court judge held that the plaintiff had no legal claim to royalties .
[I or T] COMMUNICATIONS to wait when you are phoning until you can talk to the person that you want to speak to: He'll answering another call right now. Can you hold? Please hold the line . I'll try to connect you.
hold all the cards to be in a strong position when you are competing with someone else , because you have all the advantages : Management holds all the cards when it comes to the negotiations over job cuts .
hold the floor MEETINGS to speak in a formal situation , such as at a conference or meeting : Martin held the floor for almost an hour .
hold down the fort (UK hold the fort) WORKPLACE to deal with a situation , or do someone's job , while they are away: She went off on vacation , leaving me to hold down the fort . Will you hold the fort while I go for lunch ?
hold your ground to keep or defend an opinion or an idea , even when other people do not agree with you: We'll hold our ground until they accept our changes to the contract .
hold sb's hand to help someone to do something, especially when it is a new or difficult task : A call center technician held my hand as he talked me through installing the hardware . You shouldn't really need your boss to hold your hand any longer .
hold office GOVERNMENT, POLITICS to have a position of authority , especially in government : A president can only hold office for two terms of four years each. Things were not very different when the previous government held office .
hold your own to continue to be in a strong or fairly strong position , even when there are difficulties : hold your own against sb/sth They held their own against heavily marketed overseas brands .
hold the purse strings to control when and how money is spent : Head office holds the purse strings , and we'll need approval to buy any new equipment .
hold the reins to be in control of something: He currently holds the reins at one of the fastest growing mobile communications businesses in the country .
hold sth in reserve to keep something until a time when it is needed for a particular purpose : Four million additional tons of grain are held in reserve each month .
hold sway formal to have control or influence over someone or something: Party leaders held sway over the hearings .
hold title PROPERTY to have or control the rights to land , buildings , or other property : hold title to sth She held title to the property and all mineral rights .
hold (its) value to not fall in price : The older models haven't held value as much as collectors anticipated .
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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