hold hands
phrasal to engage one's hand with another's especially as an expression of affection

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • hold hands — or hold someone s hand to put your hand around someone else s hand She was holding hands with Mike. They all held hands and prayed. Hold my hand while we cross the road …   English dictionary

  • hold hands — phrasal : to go hand in hand especially as an expression of affection * * * hold hands see under ↑hold1 • • • Main Entry: ↑hand hold hands 1. (of two people) to be hand in hand or clasping both of each other s hands 2. (of several people) each to …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold hands — verb Of two or more people, to clasp anothers hand with ones own hand …   Wiktionary

  • hold someone's hand — hold hands or hold someone s hand to put your hand around someone else s hand She was holding hands with Mike. They all held hands and prayed. Hold my hand while we cross the road …   English dictionary

  • hold — hold1 W1S1 [həuld US hould] v past tense and past participle held [held] ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(in your hand/arms)¦ 2¦(event)¦ 3¦(keep something in position)¦ 4¦(job/title)¦ 5¦(keep/store)¦ 6¦(keep something available for somebody)¦ 7¦(keep somebody… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — 1 verb past tense and past participle held IN YOUR HANDS/ARMS 1 a) (T) to have something firmly in your hand or arms: He was holding a knife in one hand. | Can you hold the groceries for me while I open the door? | I held the baby in my arms. |… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — hold1 [ hould ] (past tense and past participle held [ held ] ) verb *** ▸ 1 carry ▸ 2 stop someone/something from moving ▸ 3 put arms around someone ▸ 4 (be able to) contain ▸ 5 have ▸ 6 continue in same state ▸ 7 keep/stop something ▸ 8 not… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hold — I UK [həʊld] / US [hoʊld] verb Word forms hold : present tense I/you/we/they hold he/she/it holds present participle holding past tense held UK [held] / US past participle held *** 1) [transitive] to carry something using your hands or arms Can… …   English dictionary

  • hold — 1. v. & n. v. (past and past part. held) 1 tr. a keep fast; grasp (esp. in the hands or arms). b (also refl.) keep or sustain (a thing, oneself, one s head, etc.) in a particular position (hold it to the light; held himself erect). c grasp so as… …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold-up — [ ɔldɶp ] n. m. inv. • 1925; mot angl. amér., de to hold up one s hands « tenir les mains en l air » ♦ Anglic. Vol à main armée dans un lieu public. ⇒Fam. braquage. Hold up d une banque. Commettre un hold up. hold up n. m. inv. (Anglicisme)… …   Encyclopédie Universelle

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