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hold on

informal phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/həʊld/ verb (held, held)
[I] to wait while someone else does something, especially when you are using the phone: Can you hold on? I'll try to connect you. Hold on, I'll be with you in a minute.
[I] to continue to do something difficult while waiting for help: Can you hold on for just a few more minutes? Then you can take a break.
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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