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Translation of "hold" - English-Japanese dictionary

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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