hold forth
phrasal to speak at length ; expatiate

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold forth — ► hold forth talk at length or tediously. Main Entry: ↑hold …   English terms dictionary

  • hold forth — index declaim, exposit, offer (propose), recite, recount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • hold forth — verb talk at length and formally about a topic The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England • Syn: ↑discourse, ↑dissertate • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissertation (for: ↑dissertate) …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold forth — phrasal verb Word forms hold forth : present tense I/you/we/they hold forth he/she/it holds forth present participle holding forth past tense held forth past participle held forth 1) [intransitive] to talk for a long time about something that is… …   English dictionary

  • hold forth — talk at length about one subject, lecture    If you mention his favorite topic ants he ll hold forth for hours! …   English idioms

  • hold forth — {v.} 1. To offer; propose. * /As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future./ 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. * /Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold forth — {v.} 1. To offer; propose. * /As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future./ 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. * /Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold\ forth — v 1. To offer; propose. As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future. 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade …   Словарь американских идиом

  • hold forth — 1) offer, propose The company held forth a promise to give all of the employees an extra bonus in the summer. 2) speak in public, talk about He was holding forth about taxes again last night when I saw him in his office …   Idioms and examples

  • hold forth — to talk for a long time on a subject. She held forth for half an hour on the stupidity of TV reality shows …   New idioms dictionary

  • hold forth — he was holding forth on the qualities of good wine Syn: speak at length, talk at length, go on, sound off; declaim, spout, pontificate, orate, preach, sermonize; informal speechify, drone on …   Thesaurus of popular words

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