hold on

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To keep; to store something for someone

Hold on to my umbrella while I ride the roller coaster.

To hold, grasp, or grip

Hold on tight to the railing.

To stay loyal

He didn't give up his fandom when others were; he held on.

Wait a short while

Hold on while I get my coat.

To persist
be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
If you hold on, or hold onto something, you keep your hand on it or around it, for example to prevent the thing from falling or to support yourself. His right arm was extended up beside his head, still holding on to a coffee cup He was struggling to hold onto a rock on the face of the cliff Despite her aching shoulders, Nancy held on
hold out, hang on, endure, stand firm; wait a minute, just a minute
If you hold on, you manage to achieve success or avoid failure in spite of great difficulties or opposition. This Government deserved to lose power a year ago. It held on
If you ask someone to hold on, you are asking them to wait for a short time. The manager asked him to hold on while he investigated. = hang on
hold firmly
stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!
retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
hold on to
If you hold on to something that gives you an advantage, you succeed in keeping it for yourself, and prevent it from being taken away or given to someone else. Firms are now keen to hold on to the people they recruit. a politician who knew how to hold onto power
hold on to
If you hold on to something, you keep it for a longer time than would normally be expected. Do you think you could hold on to that report for the next day or two? People hold onto letters for years and years. = keep
hold on to
If you hold on to your beliefs, ideas, or principles, you continue to believe in them and do not change or abandon them if others try to influence you or if circumstances cause you to doubt them. He was imprisoned for 19 years yet held on to his belief in his people
hold on

    Türkische aussprache

    hōld ôn


    /ˈhōld ˈôn/ /ˈhoʊld ˈɔːn/


    [ 'hOld ] (verb.) before 12th century. Middle English, from Old English healdan; akin to Old High German haltan to hold, and perhaps to Latin celer rapid, Greek klonos agitation.

    Gemeinsame Collocations

    hold on to


    ... You might not want to hold on yet. ...
    ... Hold on a second. The… ROMNEY: Mr. President, I'm still speaking. ...