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hold sb to sth

phrasal verb with hold uk   /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.
Translations of “hold sb to sth”
in Chinese (Traditional) 使(某人)遵守(諾言或協議)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 使(某人)遵守(诺言或协议)…
(Definition of hold sb to sth from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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