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hold on

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)

(WAIT)

B1 informal used to tell someone to wait for a short time: Hold on, I'll check in my diary.C1 informal used to say that you are confused or surprised by something that you have just heard or read and want to understand it: Now hold on, Ed, that wasn't what we agreed at all!C1 to manage to stay alive or to deal with a difficult situation: We just had to hold on until help arrived.
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(HOLD)

to hold something or someone firmly with your hands or arms: She held on tightly to his waist.
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Translations of “hold on”
in Korean 잠시만 기다려…
in Arabic اِنْتَظِر…
in Portuguese esperar…
in Catalan esperar…
in Japanese 待つ…
in Italian aspettare…
in Chinese (Traditional) 等待, 等一下…
in Russian ждать, держаться, ухватиться…
in Turkish beklemek, durmak, sağlam tutmak…
in Chinese (Simplified) 等待, 等一下…
in Polish zaczekać, trzymać się…
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