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  Words related to hold on

Related / Similar Words: persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, stop, hold the line, grasp, keep

 

Definition:
  • be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions";
  • stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!";
  • hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder";
  • hold firmly;
  • retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married";

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    See Also: withhold, keep back, retain, hold, hold back

     

    Hyponyms: obstinate, ask for it, ask for trouble, plug, plug away, stick to, stick with, follow, cling, hang, clasp, carry over, hold over, deny, refuse, withhold, deduct, recoup, save, preserve, store, hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, retain, hold, keep back, hold back, harbor, harbour

     

    Grouped Verbs: keep open, hold open, keep, save

     

    Entailments: call, telephone, call up, phone, ring

     

    Derivational Morphology: doggedness, perseverance, persistence, persistency, tenacity, tenaciousness, pertinacity, perseveration, arrest, check, halt, hitch, stay, stop, stoppage, clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip, hold, grasping, taking hold, seizing, prehension, retention, keeping, holding

     

     
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