aim, point, or direct; keep from departing support or hold in a certain manner ;take and maintain control over, often by violent means keep from exhaling or expelling
- "hold your breath"
- "This theory still holds"
- "He's held by a contract' "I'll hold you by your promise"
- ""Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames""
- "I hold him personally responsible"
- "hold these truths to be self-evident"
- "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"
- "Hold the taxi"
- "Hold the horse"
- "She holds her head high"
- "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week"
- "please hold a table at Maxim's"
organize or be responsible for
- "We are going to hold a course on the Feb 04th-06th"
- "I cannot hold a race without sponsors"
- "The school will hold a fundraising campaign with the goal of raising $2000."
- "give a course"
have or hold in one's hands; also metaphorically
- "A crazy idea took hold of him"
contain or hold; have within:
- "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people"
- "The flask holds one gallon"
- "The canteen holds fresh water"
remain in a certain state, position, or condition
- "The weather held"
- hålla upp
assert or affirm
- "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good"
be the support of; also metaphorically:
- "What's holding that mirror?"
- "The beam holds up the roof"
hold the attention of
- "She can hold an audience spellbound"
- "This story held our interest"
- "The soprano held the audience"
have as a major characteristic
- "The novel holds many surprises"
cover as for protection against noise or smell
- "hold one's nose"
- "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"
- hålla för [ bildligt ]
stop dealing with
- "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"
designed for (usually temporary) retention
- "a holding pen"
- "a retaining wall"