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Idioms for hold

Origin of hold

1
before 900; Middle English holden, Old English h(e)aldan; cognate with Old Frisian, Old Norse halda, Old Saxon, Gothic haldan, Old High German haltan (German halten)

synonym study for hold

8. See have. 9. See contain. 11. See maintain.

OTHER WORDS FROM hold

hold·a·ble, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for hold forth (1 of 3)

hold forth

verb (adverb)

(intr) to speak for a long time or in public
(tr) to offer (an attraction or enticement)

British Dictionary definitions for hold forth (2 of 3)

hold1
/ (həʊld) /

verb holds, holding or held (hɛld)

noun

Derived forms of hold

holdable, adjective

Word Origin for hold

Old English healdan; related to Old Norse halla, Gothic haldan, German halten

British Dictionary definitions for hold forth (3 of 3)

hold2
/ (həʊld) /

noun

the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo

Word Origin for hold

C16: variant of hole
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Idioms and Phrases with hold forth (1 of 2)

hold forth

Speak in public, especially at great length. For example, Barbara loved to hold forth on the latest discoveries in astronomy. [Second half of 1600s]

Idioms and Phrases with hold forth (2 of 2)

hold

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