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hang onto sth

verb uk phrasal verb with hang   /hæŋ/ us  
to keep something: You should hang onto that painting - it might be valuable.
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in Chinese (Traditional) 保留,保存…
in Russian сохранять…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保留,保存…
in Polish zostawiać sobie coś, nie wyrzucać czegoś…
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