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hold on

 
Verb hold on has 5 senses
  1. grasp, hold on - hold firmly
    --1 is one way to hold, take hold
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    Somebody ----s somebody
    Something ----s something
  2. hold on, stop - stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
    --2 is one way to interrupt, break
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  3. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on - be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
    --3 is one way to continue, uphold, carry on, bear on, preserve
    Sample sentences:
    Something ----s
    Somebody ----s
    Something is ----ing PP
  4. hang on, hold the line, hold on - hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
    --4 is one way to expect, look, await, wait
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s
  5. keep, hold on - retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
    --5 is one way to have, have got, hold
    Sample sentences:
    Somebody ----s something
    => Somebody ----s PP
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