hold+an+argument

  • 1 hold an argument — index dispute (debate) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

    Law dictionary

  • 2 Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 3 hold your own — phrase to be as good as someone more experienced or stronger, for example in an argument or discussion Thesaurus: to do something well or better than someone elsesynonym Main entry: hold * * * hold your own : to do well in a difficult situation… …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 4 hold the line — ► COMMUNICATIONS to keep a someone waiting on the telephone: »Will you hold the line while I check my calendar? ► to continue to have an opinion, especially after a lot of argument: »She must hold the line against this kind of criticism. ► to… …

    Financial and business terms

  • 5 hold water — When you say that something does or does not hold water , it means that the point of view or argument put forward is or is not sound, strong or logical. For e.g., Saying we should increase our interest rates because everyone else is doing so will …

    The small dictionary of idiomes

  • 6 hold your own (against somebody) (in something) — hold your ˈown (against sb/sth) (in sth) idiom to remain in a strong position when sb is attacking you, competing with you, etc • Business isn t good but we re managing to hold our own. • She can hold her own against anybody in an argument. • The …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 7 hold your own (against something) (in something) — hold your ˈown (against sb/sth) (in sth) idiom to remain in a strong position when sb is attacking you, competing with you, etc • Business isn t good but we re managing to hold our own. • She can hold her own against anybody in an argument. • The …

    Useful english dictionary

  • 8 hold your peace — formal phrase to avoid an argument by remaining silent Thesaurus: ending, solving and avoiding arguments and fightshyponym arguments and arguingsynonym Main entry: peace …

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  • 9 hold water — verb resist or withstand wear, criticism, etc. Her shoes won t hold up This theory won t hold water • Syn: ↑stand up, ↑hold up • Hypernyms: ↑survive, ↑last, ↑live …

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  • 10 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

  • 11 hold up — 1) PHRASAL VERB If you hold up your hand or something you have in your hand, you move it upwards into a particular position and keep it there. [V P n (not pron)] She held up her hand stiffly... [V n P] Hold it up so that we can see it. 2) PHRASAL …

    English dictionary

  • 12 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

  • 13 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

  • 14 hold good — phrasal 1. : to hold true 2. : to hold up : endure, last his luck held good all year * * * hold good To remain the case • • • Main Entry: ↑hold * * * hold good …

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  • 15 Argument from marginal cases — The Argument from Marginal Cases is a philosophical argument regarding the moral status of animals. Its proponents hold that if animals do not have direct moral status due to their lack of rationality, then neither do other members of society… …

    Wikipedia

  • 16 hold up — 1) the argument doesn t hold up Syn: be convincing, be logical, hold water, bear examination, be sound 2) they held up the trophy Syn: display, hold aloft, exhibit, show (off), flourish, brandish; informal flash …

    Thesaurus of popular words

  • 17 hold one's own — (in an argument/dispute) to defend one s position Although her boss is very aggressive she is always able to hold her own in any dispute with him …

    Idioms and examples

  • 18 hold your own — to be as good as someone more experienced or stronger, for example in an argument or discussion …

    English dictionary

  • 19 hold your peace — formal to avoid an argument by remaining silent …

    English dictionary

  • 20 To hold a wager — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …

    The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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