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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb (CONTAIN)    /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ (held, held)
B1 [T not continuous] to contain or be able to contain something: This jug holds exactly one pint . One bag won't hold all of the shopping - we'd better take two. Computers can hold huge amounts of information .Including and containingComprising and consisting of [T not continuous] to have or contain something that a person will experience : Who can tell what the future holds? She's very religious , so death holds no fear for her.Including and containingComprising and consisting of
(Definition of hold verb (CONTAIN) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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