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“hold forth” in British English

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hold forth

usually disapproving
phrasal verb with hold uk /həʊld/ us /hoʊld/ verb held, held

to talk about a particular subject for a long time, often in a way that other people find boring:

(Definition of “hold forth” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

“hold forth” in American English

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hold forth

phrasal verb with hold us /hoʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held /held/

to express your opinions for a long time:

She held forth all through lunch on a variety of subjects.

(Definition of “hold forth” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)