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hold onto


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Term: hold onto

Definition: To maintain possession or control of something.

Part of Speech: Verb phrase

Sense 1: To keep a firm grip on something.

Example Sentence: She held onto the railing tightly as she walked down the stairs.

Sense 2: To keep or retain something, especially in the face of challenges or difficulties.

Example Sentence: Despite the tough competition, the company managed to hold onto its market share.

Sense 3: To maintain an emotional connection or attachment to someone or something.

Example Sentence: Although he moved away, he still holds onto his love for his hometown.

Sense 4: To cling tightly or persistently to an idea, belief, or opinion.

Example Sentence: Some people hold onto outdated traditions simply because it gives them a sense of comfort.

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