Significado de "hold" - Learner’s Dictionary

hold

verb uk us /həʊld/ (past tense and past participle held)
IN HAND [ T ]

A2 to have something in your hand or arms:

He was holding a glass of wine.
She held the baby in her arms.
They were holding hands and kissing.
KEEP IN POSITION [ T ]

B1 to keep something in a particular position:

Can you hold the door open please?
Hold your hand up if you know the answer.
The frame was held together with screws.
They held a gun to his head.
ORGANIZE [ T ]

B1 to organize an event:

to hold talks/an election
CONTAIN [ T ]

B1 to contain something or to be able to contain a particular amount of something:

The bucket holds about 10 litres.
JOB OR QUALIFICATION [ T ]

to have a particular job, position, or qualification:

She held the post of treasurer.
COMPETITION [ T ]

to have a particular position in a competition:

to hold the world record
to hold the lead
STORE [ T ]

to store documents, information, etc in a particular place:

The documents are held in the local library.
PRISONER [ T ]

B2 to keep someone as a prisoner:

Police held the suspect overnight.
The hijackers are holding them hostage/prisoner.
ARMY [ T ]

If soldiers hold a place, they control it:

Rebel troops held the village.
hold an opinion/belief/view

to believe something:

They held the view that it was wrong to smack children.
hold a conversation

to have a conversation

hold sb's attention/interest

to keep someone interested in something:

The film held my attention from beginning to end.
TELEPHONE [ I, T ]

to wait on the telephone until someone can speak to you:

Her line's busy. Would you like to hold?
Hold the line, please.
NOT BREAK [ I ]

to not break:

The rope held.
Hold it! informal

used to tell someone to wait or stop doing something:

Hold it! I've forgotten my coat.
hold shares

to own shares (= small, equal parts of the value of a company)

hold your breath

to wait for something to happen, often feeling anxious

hold your nose

to close your nose with your fingers to avoid smelling something unpleasant

→ See also hold your own

(Definición de hold verb del Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)