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English definition of “hold on to/onto sth/sb”

hold on to/onto sth/sb

phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
[T] to keep something or someone that is important or useful: I held onto the tech shares after the stock market fell because I knew they would recover. You should hold on to her, she's too good to lose to a competitor.
(Definition of hold on to/onto sth/sb from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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