- A grasp or grip.
verb (holds, holding, held, held or rarely holden)
- Keep a firm on the handlebars.
- Something reserved or kept.
- We have a here for you.
- (italbrac, wrestling) A position or grip used to control the opponent.
- He got him in a tight and pinned him to the mat.
- (nautical) The cargo area of a ship, (often cargo hold).
- Put that in the .
- (italbrac, gambling) The percentage the house wins on a gamble.
- (transitive) To grasp or grip.
Etymology: Verb: healdan.Noun: From the verb, influenced by hald (hold, custody).
- Hold the pencil like this.
- (transitive) To contain or store.
- This package holds six bottles.
- (transitive) To have and keep possession of something.
- Hold my coat for me.
- (transitive) To reserve.
- Hold a table for us at 7:00.
- (transitive) To cause to wait or delay.
- Hold the elevator.
- (transitive) To detain.
- Hold the suspect in this cell.
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