Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

Polish translation of “hold”

hold

noun
 
 
/həʊld/
WITH HANDS [C] B2 when you hold something or someone, or the way you do this
chwyt
Keep a tight hold on your tickets.Having in your hands
catch/grab/take, etc hold of sth/sb B2 to start holding something or someone
złapać coś/kogoś , chwycić coś/kogoś
He tried to escape, but I grabbed hold of his jacket.Having in your hands
get hold of sth/sb B2 to obtain something, or to manage to speak to someone
znaleźć coś/kogoś , złapać kogoś
I got hold of a copy at the local library. I rang three times, but couldn't get hold of her.Communicating and keeping in touch
on hold If a plan or activity is on hold, it will not be done until a later time.
odłożony na później
The project is on hold until we get more money.Delaying and wasting time
waiting to speak to someone on the telephone
oczekujący (przy telefonie)
His secretary put me on hold.Communicating by telephone
keep hold of sth to keep something
zatrzymać coś , nie wyrzucać czegoś
Keep hold of this. You might need it later.Having in your hands
hold on/over sth/sb power or control over something or someone
kontrola nad czymś/kimś
Their company has a strong hold on the computer market.Power to control
SPACE [C] an area on a ship or aircraft for storing things
ładownia
a cargo hold → See also get (hold of) the wrong end of the stickParts of ships and boatsParts of aeroplanes
(Definition of hold noun from the Cambridge English-Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Add Cambridge dictionaries to your browser to your website

Definitions of “hold” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

monster

any imaginary frightening creature, especially one that is large and strange

Word of the Day

What’s that lovely smell?

by Kate Woodford,
October 29, 2014
As adult humans, we can distinguish about 10,000 different smells. It’s no wonder, then, that we have so many words and expressions to describe them. This week we’re taking a look at those smell words – words that describe good smells and words that describe bad smells. Most smell words are either

Read More 

high-frequency trading noun

October 27, 2014
a type of stock market trading that uses very complex technology to trade extremely quickly, often making tiny profits which nevertheless add up to substantial sums Lewis’s book, Flash Boys, is driving a huge amount of attention toward the topic of high frequency trading, and it has rekindled some of

Read More