Phrasal Verbs – HOLD, Definitions and Example Sentences
Hold out on
to refuse to give help to sb
Don’t hold out on me. I need your help.
to keep a telephone line open
Hold on, I’ll check in my diary.
to continue resistance
I could hold out against the new reform.
The president couldn’t hold back his anger any longer.
to support, approve of
Most of them didn’t hold with our theory.
to keep under control
How could you hold down the situation?
to postpone for a further period
Let’s hold over this discussion until our next meeting.
Why were you holding everyone up?
to delay action
Hold off making a decision until next week.
Hold on to
to keep sth/sb that is important
Hold on to the ticket. We will need it later.