Phrasal Verbs – HOLD in English

English Phrasal Verbs with HOLD, phrasal verbs hold, definitions and example sentences;




 

Phrasal Verbs HOLD in English




Hold back

restrain

The police held the demonstrators back while the politicians entered the building.

 

Hold on

To wait particularly on the phone

They’ll hold on another minute, then They’ll have to go.

 

Hold out

Offer (hopefully)

They don’t hold out much hope that the price will fall.

 

Hold up

raise; lift to a higher than normal position

The winner of the race held her torphy up for all to see.

 

Hold out against

Not give in, resist

They held out against enemy attack.

 



Hold with

Accept

I don’t hold with their plans.

 

Hold off

Delay commencing

He held off on announcing his decision.

 

Hold over

Delay; save

They will have to hold over these books until next week.

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