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Japanese translation of hold

hold

verb   /həʊld/ (past tense and past participle held)
A2 to have something in your hand or arms
~を手に持つ, ~を抱きかかえる
He was holding a glass of wine . She held the baby in her arms .
B1 to keep something in a particular position
(ある位置に)~を保つ
Can you hold the door open , please ? Hold your hand up if you know the answer .
B1 to organize an event
~を開催する
They are holding an election . The meeting will be held on Tuesday morning .
B1 to contain something
~を収容する
The bucket holds about ten litres .
to keep someone in a place so that the person cannot leave
~を監禁する, 拘束する
I was held prisoner in a tiny room .
hold it! informal used to tell someone to wait
ちょっと待って!
Hold it! I’ve forgotten my coat .
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge English-Japanese Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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