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    hold on

    hold on - Dictionary definition and meaning for word hold on

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