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adverb 
  1. (idiom) unable to come closer; at a distance
The citronella candles held the bugs , a blessed thing that evening.
  1. (rfv-sense, example contradicts a separate sense, anyhow) (idiom) cornered; unable to flee
We held the would-be kidnapper until the police arrived.

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