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hold on a minute


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Term: hold on a minute

Part of Speech: Phrase

Sense 1: To request or ask someone to wait for a short period of time.

Example sentence 1: "Can you hold on a minute? I need to grab my coat before we leave."

Sense 2: As an expression used to express surprise, disbelief, or to interrupt someone.

Example sentence 2: "Hold on a minute! Are you saying you won the lottery?"

Sense 3: To maintain or keep a grasp or grip on something for a short duration.

Example sentence 3: "Please hold on a minute to the railing as you come down the stairs."

Sense 4: To maintain or continue with a specific thought or idea for a moment.

Example sentence 4: "Let me hold on a minute to that concept, and I'll explain it further in a bit."

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