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hold

verb
 
/həʊld/ ( past tense and past participle held)
A2 to have something in your hand or arms
쥐다
He was holding a glass of wine. She held the baby in her arms.
B1 to keep something in a particular position
유지하다
Can you hold the door open, please? Hold your hand up if you know the answer.
B1 to organize an event
개최하다
They are holding an election. The meeting will be held on Tuesday morning.
B1 to contain something
-을 담다
The bucket holds about ten litres.
to keep someone in a place so that the person cannot leave
감금하다
I was held prisoner in a tiny room.
hold it! informal used to tell someone to wait
기다려
Hold it! I’ve forgotten my coat.
(Definition of hold verb from the Cambridge English-Korean Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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