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held

[ held ]
/ hɛld /
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verb

simple past tense and a past participle of hold1.

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OTHER WORDS FROM held

un·held, adjective

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Held
[ held ]
/ hɛld /

noun

John, Jr., 1889–1958, U.S. cartoonist, illustrator, and writer.
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held
/ (hɛld) /

verb

the past tense and past participle of hold 1
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