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English definition of “hold”

hold

verb [I/T] (CONTINUE)   /hoʊld/ (past tense and past participle held  /held/)
to continue or cause to continue in the same way as before: [I] If the weather holds, we can go sailing. [T] The ship held its course. [T] She seemed to hold the note she was singing for more than a minute. holds true If something holds true, it continues to be true: Einstein’s theories still hold true today.
(Definition of hold verb (CONTINUE) from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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