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English definition of “hold sb to sth”

hold sb to sth

phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to make someone do what they promised or agreed to do: We'll hold him to the exact terms of the contract .Obeying and breaking the lawObedient and compliantDisobedientBad and wrong behaviour
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