Translation of "hold" - English-Polish dictionary


noun uk us /həʊld/

B2 when you hold something or someone, or the way you do this

Keep a tight hold on your tickets.
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.
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.
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.

waiting to speak to someone on the telephone

oczekujący (przy telefonie)
His secretary put me on hold.
keep hold of sth

to keep something

zatrzymać coś , nie wyrzucać czegoś
Keep hold of this. You might need it later.
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.

an area on a ship or aircraft for storing things

a cargo hold
→ See also get (hold of) the wrong end of the stick

(Translation of “hold noun” from the Cambridge English–Polish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)