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English definition of “hold on”

hold on

informal phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held)
WAIT B1 to wait: Hold on! I'll just check my diary.WaitingStaying and remaining
HOLD to hold something or someone firmly with your hands or arms: Hold on tight!Having in your hands
(Definition of hold on from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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