hold to

Remain loyal or faithful to, abide by, as in She held to her resolutions, or He held to his view that the interest rate should be lowered. [c. 1200] Also see stick by; stick to.

Words Nearby hold to

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How to use hold to in a sentence

  • “He shall be at Dunderbunk to take hold to-morrow morning,” said Churm, and went off to notify him.

  • On the other hand, the Germans held, as they hold to-day, that all languages must yield to theirs.

    Ten Years Near the German Frontier | Maurice Francis Egan
  • I daresay it will hold to-day,” said Uncle Dick dryly, “but you can run off if you like, Cob.

    Patience Wins | George Manville Fenn
  • It is the only medical creed I hold to-day and will bear repeating, lest we neglect it.

    Mind and Body | William Walker Atkinson
  • I grabbed in the dark for a hold-to, and luckily seized the roots of a willow.

    The Yeoman Adventurer | George W. Gough