hold+a+conversation

  • 1 hold a conversation — index speak Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 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

  • 3 conversation — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) Social talk Nouns 1. conversation, interlocution, intercourse; collocution, colloquy, converse, discussion, talkfest; confabulation; talk, discourse, social intercourse; oral communication, communion,… …

    English dictionary for students

  • 4 hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …

    English dictionary

  • 5 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

  • 6 conversation — con|ver|sa|tion W2S1 [ˌkɔnvəˈseıʃən US ˌka:nvər ] n [Date: 1300 1400; : Old French; Origin: Latin conversatio, from conversari; CONVERSE1] [U and C] an informal talk in which people exchange news, feelings, and thoughts ▪ a telephone conversation …

    Dictionary of contemporary English

  • 7 conversation — noun 1 (C) an informal talk in which people exchange news, feelings, and thoughts: a telephone conversation | He stood silent in the doorway, unwilling to interrupt their conversation. | have/hold a conversation: I had a long conversation with my …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 8 hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …

    English World dictionary

  • 9 hold — Ⅰ. hold [1] ► VERB (past and past part. held) 1) grasp, carry, or support. 2) keep or detain. 3) have in one s possession. 4) contain or be capable of containing. 5) have or occupy (a job or position) …

    English terms dictionary

  • 10 hold one's end up — or[hold up one s end] or[keep one s end up] or[keep up one s end] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do your share of work; do your part. * /Mary washed the dishes so fast that Ann, who was drying them, couldn t keep her end up./ * /Susan kept up her end… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 11 hold one's end up — or[hold up one s end] or[keep one s end up] or[keep up one s end] {v. phr.}, {informal} To do your share of work; do your part. * /Mary washed the dishes so fast that Ann, who was drying them, couldn t keep her end up./ * /Susan kept up her end… …

    Dictionary of American idioms

  • 12 hold\ one's\ end\ up — • hold up one s end • keep one s end up • keep up one s end v. phr. informal To do your share of work; do your part. Mary washed the dishes so fast that Ann, who was drying them, couldn t keep her end up. Susan kept up her end of the conversation …

    Словарь американских идиом

  • 13 conversation — noun ADJECTIVE ▪ brief, short ▪ lengthy, long ▪ We engaged in a long conversation. ▪ endless, pointless …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 14 Hold Conversation — Infobox Album Name = Hold Conversation Type = EP Artist = The Getaway Plan Released = March 13th, 2006 Recorded = January/February 2006 Genre = Alternative rock Length = 26:13 Label = Boomtown Records Producer = Phil McKellar Last album = The… …

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  • 15 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

  • 16 hold — hold1 verb (past and past participle held) 1》 grasp, carry, or support. 2》 keep in a specified position: I held the door open for him.     ↘remain secure or intact: the boat s anchor would not hold. 3》 keep or detain.     ↘have in one s… …

    English new terms dictionary

  • 17 hold — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act/way of holding sth ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, tight ▪ He still had me in a tight hold. VERB + HOLD ▪ catch, get, grab …

    Collocations dictionary

  • 18 hold court — phrasal : to act with marked and courtly sociableness held court whenever he was in public nodding and bowing to all his friends and acquaintances * * * hold court To preside over admiring followers, etc • • • Main Entry: ↑court * * * hold court… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 19 hold that thought — verb To pause in a conversation for an interruption. .... and then .... / John, hold that thought. I need to take this call …

    Wiktionary

  • 20 hold forth — Synonyms and related words: debate, declaim, demagogue, discourse, elocute, explain, exposit, expound, extend, harangue, hold out, lecture, monologize, monopolize the conversation, moralize, mouth, offer, orate, out herod Herod, perorate, point a …

    Moby Thesaurus


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