hold+fast

  • 1 hold|fast — «HOHLD FAST, FAHST», noun. 1. a thing used to hold something else in place, such as a hook or clamp. 2. the act or fact of holding fast; firm or sure grasp. 3. a branched or disk shaped basal portion by which a sessile organism, such as a… …

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  • 2 hold fast — index adhere (fasten), cohere (adhere), grapple, hold (possess), hold out (resist) …

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  • 3 hold fast — ► hold fast 1) remain tightly secured. 2) continue to adhere to a principle. Main Entry: ↑hold …

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  • 4 Hold fast — A hold fast is an accessory used on a woodworking workbench to fix a workpiece to the top or side of the bench while it is being worked.A hold fast is shaped like a shepherd s hook. In use, the shank fits into a hole in the top or side of the… …

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  • 5 hold fast — verb stick to firmly Will this wallpaper adhere to the wall? • Syn: ↑adhere, ↑bond, ↑bind, ↑stick, ↑stick to • Derivationally related forms: ↑sticker ( …

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  • 6 hold fast — Synonyms and related words: adhere to, arrest, be unflappable, bear up, bite, bridle, check, clasp, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling like ivy, clip, clutch, come up fighting, constrain, contain, control, cool, cool off, curb, curtail,… …

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  • 7 hold fast — remain tightly secured. ↘continue to adhere to a principle. → hold …

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  • 8 hold fast — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. clasp, lock, clamp; see adhere to , fasten 1 , stick 1 …

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  • 9 hold fast to something — formal phrase to refuse to stop believing in something Thesaurus: to not change, or to refuse to change your opinionsynonym Main entry: fast * * * hold ˈfast to sth idiom ( …

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  • 10 hold fast to something — formal to refuse to stop believing in something …

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  • 11 Fast and Loose (con game) — Fast and Loose is a cheating game played at fairs by sharpers. Also known as Pricking the Garter (Renaissance), The Strap (1930 con man argot), and The Old Army Game (World War II). In older periods, the leather or cloth webbing garters that men… …

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  • 12 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) …

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  • 13 hold — vt held, hold·ing 1 a: to have lawful possession or ownership of held the property as tenants in common the band hold s the title to the car b: to have as a privilege or position of responsibility hold ing …

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  • 14 hold out — I (deliberate on an offer) verb make overtures, offer, place at ones disposal, present, proffer, promittere, propone, propose, put forward, submit, suggest, urge, volunteer II (resist) verb balk, be unwilling, hold fast, hold one s own, make a… …

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  • 15 fast — fast1 [fast, fäst] adj. [ME < OE fæst, akin to Ger fest, firm, stable < IE base * pasto , fixed, secure > Arm hast] 1. not easily moved, freed, or separated; firm, fixed, or stuck [the ship was fast on the rocks] 2. firmly fastened or… …

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  • 16 hold — I. /hoʊld / (say hohld) verb (held, held or, Archaic, holden, holding) –verb (t) 1. to have or keep in the hand; keep fast; grasp. 2. to reserve; retain; set aside. 3. to bear, sustai …

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  • 17 fast — [[t]fɑ͟ːst, fæ̱st[/t]] ♦♦ faster, fastest, fasts, fasting, fasted 1) ADJ GRADED Fast means happening, moving, or doing something at great speed. You also use fast in questions or statements about speed. ...fast cars with flashing lights and… …

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  • 18 fast — 1. adjective 1 MOVING QUICKLY a) moving or travelling quickly: Burell is the fastest runner in the world. | The first pitch was fast and hard. b) able to travel or move very quickly: a fast car. | The horse was fast but not a good jumper. 2 IN A… …

    Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • 19 fast — fast1 /fast, fahst/, adj., faster, fastest, adv., faster, fastest, n. adj. 1. moving or able to move, operate, function, or take effect quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse; a fast pain reliever; a fast thinker. 2. done in comparatively… …

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  • 20 fast — I. /fast / (say fahst) adjective 1. moving or able to move quickly; quick; swift; rapid: a fast horse. 2. done in comparatively little time: a fast race; fast work. 3. indicating a time in advance of the correct time, as a clock. 4. extremely… …

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