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  • hold — hold1 [hōld] vt. held, holding [ME holden < Anglian OE haldan (WS healdan), akin to Ger halten, Goth haldan, to tend sheep < IE base * kel , to drive, incite to action > Gr kelēs, swift horse, L celer, swift: prob. sense development:… …   English World dictionary

  • firm — 1 noun (C) a business or company, especially a small one : electronics/advertising/law etc firm: She works for an electronics firm. | a firm of accountants/solicitors etc: Kevin is with a firm of accountants in Birmingham. 2 adjective 1 HARD not… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hold — {{Roman}}I.{{/Roman}} noun 1 act/way of holding sth ADJECTIVE ▪ firm, tight ▪ He still had me in a tight hold. VERB + HOLD ▪ catch, get, grab …   Collocations dictionary

  • hold — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) n. grasp, clutch, grip; tenure, possession; control, influence, domination; ownership, keeping; anchor, rein. v. have, occupy, retain, own, possess; restrain, repress, control, pinion, curb; check, stop …   English dictionary for students

  • hold firm — verb refuse to abandon one s opinion or belief • Syn: ↑stand pat, ↑stand firm, ↑stand fast • Hypernyms: ↑insist, ↑take a firm stand • Hyponyms: ↑hunker down …   Useful english dictionary

  • hold — Synonyms and related words: abandon, abduction, abide, abort, absorb, absorb the attention, abstain, accent, accent mark, accommodate, account, account as, accumulate, acropolis, adhere, adhere to, adjudge, adjudicate, admit, advance, advantage,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • firm — firm1 [ fɜrm ] adjective *** 1. ) solid but not hard: The ground beneath our feet was fairly firm and not too muddy. I sleep better on a firm mattress. firm, ripe tomatoes ─ opposite SOFT 2. ) steady and fixed in place: Make sure the ladder is… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • firm — I UK [fɜː(r)m] / US [fɜrm] noun [countable] Word forms firm : singular firm plural firms *** a business or company a building/engineering/law firm a large firm: She works for a large firm. firm of: a firm of accountants/architects/solicitors II… …   English dictionary

  • hold — I [[t]ho͟ʊld[/t]] PHYSICALLY TOUCHING, SUPPORTING, OR CONTAINING ♦ holds, holding, held 1) VERB When you hold something, you carry or support it, using your hands or your arms. [V n prep/adv] Hold the knife at an angle... [V n] She is holding her …   English dictionary

  • hold — v 1. grasp, clutch, clasp, seize, keep fast, gripe; have, palm, retain, Inf. latch onto, clench, clinch; hug, embrace, Brit. Dial. clip; keep, have and hold, harbor; cherish, treasure, fondle, Archaic. bosom. 2. reserve, set aside, put aside, set …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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