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English definition of “hold on/tight”

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hold on/tight

to make yourself continue to do what you are doing or stay where you are although it is difficult or unpleasant: If you can just hold on I'll go and get some help.
Translations of “hold on/tight”
in Chinese (Traditional) 堅持下去,繼續…
in Chinese (Simplified) 坚持下去,继续…
(Definition of hold on/tight from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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