Phrasal verbs with Hold
Here is a list of phrasal verbs with "Hold"
Hold againstto have a bad opinion of someone because they have done something wrong in the past:
- Nobody held my failure against me.
Hold backto stop someone from doing something or to stop something from doing something:
- They were unable to hold back the demonstrators.
Hold down(S) to prevent prices or number from rising:
- Their goal was to hold down costs.
Hold forthto talk about something for a long time in a way that is boring:
- He was holding forth about/on her achievements.
Hold in(S) to not allow yourself to show an emotion or feeling:
- She couldn't hold her anger in.
Hold off1. to delay doing something or making a decision:
- Let's hold off until the last possible moment.
- The rain held off until after the race had finished.
Hold on1. to wait or stop:
- Hold on a minute, I'm not quite ready.
- We must hold on until help arrives.
- Hold on tight to your chair.
Hold out1. to continue being enough:
- How long will your food hold out?
- They were able to hold out for a month.
Hold out forto refuse to accept an offer:
- They are still holding out for a higher price.
Hold out onInformal. to not give someone new or important information:
- He didn't tell the truth. He's been holding out on me.
Hold overto not deal with something until a later time:
- The trial was held over until the next day.
Hold toto force someone to do what they have promised:
- I'm going to hold you to that commitment.
Hold together(S) to keep something complete:
- She was trying to hold the family together.
Hold up1. (S) to support someone or something and prevent them from falling:
- He tried to stand, but his legs wouldn't hold him up.
- The heavy traffic held me up.
- She managed to hold up under the pressure.
- The gas station was held up by two men.
Hold with (usually used in negative sentences)to approve of something:
- I don't hold with prejudice.
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