hold+firmly

  • 1 hold firmly — index adhere (fasten) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 2 hold on — verb 1. hold firmly (Freq. 5) • Syn: ↑grasp • Derivationally related forms: ↑grasp (for: ↑grasp), ↑grasping (for: ↑ …

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  • 3 hold close — verb hold firmly, usually with one s hands She clutched my arm when she got scared • Syn: ↑cling to, ↑hold tight, ↑clutch • Derivationally related forms: ↑clutch (for: ↑clutch) …

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  • 4 hold tight — verb hold firmly, usually with one s hands She clutched my arm when she got scared • Syn: ↑cling to, ↑hold close, ↑clutch • Derivationally related forms: ↑clutch (for: ↑clutch) …

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  • 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. |… …

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  • 6 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 …

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  • 7 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… …

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  • 8 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 …

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  • 9 hold — v 1. To possess in virtue of a lawful title; as in the expression, common in grants, to have and to hold, or in that applied to notes, the owner and holder. 2. To be the grantee or tenant of another; to take or have an estate from another.… …

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  • 10 hold — v 1. To possess in virtue of a lawful title; as in the expression, common in grants, to have and to hold, or in that applied to notes, the owner and holder. 2. To be the grantee or tenant of another; to take or have an estate from another.… …

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  • 11 firmly — adv. Firmly is used with these adjectives: ↑attached, ↑closed, ↑committed, ↑convinced, ↑embedded, ↑fixed, ↑opposed, ↑rooted, ↑shut, ↑stuck, ↑united Firmly …

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  • 12 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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  • 13 hold out for — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. persist, go on supporting, stand firmly for; see continue 1 …

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  • 14 hold tight —  Grasp firmly. Remain firm …

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  • 15 To stand firmly on — Stand Stand (st[a^]nd), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Stood} (st[oo^]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Standing}.] [OE. standen; AS. standan; akin to OFries. stonda, st[=a]n, D. staan, OS. standan, st[=a]n, OHG. stantan, st[=a]n, G. stehen, Icel. standa, Dan. staae,… …

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  • 16 grab hold of — phrasal : to seize or grasp firmly and usually suddenly grabbed hold of the door handle and yanked the door open * * * grab/catch/hold of phrase to suddenly start holding someone or something Bobby grabbed hold of her leg. The …

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  • 17 clap hold of — To seize roughly or firmly • • • Main Entry: ↑clap * * * clap hold of british informal phrase to quickly take hold of someone or something Clap hold of my bag for a minute while I lock the door. Thesaurus: to hold something or someone …

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  • 18 To lay hold of — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

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  • 19 To lay hold on — Lay Lay (l[=a]), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Laid} (l[=a]d); p. pr. & vb. n. {Laying}.] [OE. leggen, AS. lecgan, causative, fr. licgan to lie; akin to D. leggen, G. legen, Icel. leggja, Goth. lagjan. See {Lie} to be prostrate.] 1. To cause to lie down,… …

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  • 20 taking hold — noun the act of gripping something firmly with the hands (or the tentacles) • Syn: ↑grasping, ↑seizing, ↑prehension • Derivationally related forms: ↑prehend (for: ↑prehension), ↑seize …

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