hold on

Primary Meanings of hold on

1.
v
hold firmly
2.
v
hold the phone line open
Full Definitions of hold on
1

v hold firmly

Synonyms:
grasp
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latch on
take hold of or attach to
cling, hang
hold on tightly or tenaciously
clasp
hold firmly and tightly
bosom, embrace, hug, squeeze
squeeze (someone) tightly in your arms, usually with fondness
Type of:
hold, take hold
have or hold in one's hands or grip

v retain possession of

Synonyms:
keep
hold open, keep, keep open, save
retain rights to
Antonyms:
lose
fail to keep or to maintain; cease to have, either physically or in an abstract sense
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carry over, hold over
hold over goods to be sold for the next season
deny, refuse
refuse to let have
deduct, recoup, withhold
retain and refrain from disbursing; of payments
preserve, save
to keep up and reserve for personal or special use
hive away, lay in, put in, salt away, stack away, stash away, store
keep or lay aside for future use
store
find a place for and put away for storage
hold, hold back, keep back, retain
secure and keep for possible future use or application
harbor, harbour
keep in one's possession; of animals
enter, put down, record
make a record of; set down in permanent form
garner
store grain
bin
store in bins
keep
store or keep customarily
keep back, withhold
hold back; refuse to hand over or share
dock
deduct from someone's wages
computerise, computerize
store in a computer
conserve, economise, economize, husband
use cautiously and frugally
victual
lay in provisions
mothball
put into long-term storage
reposit
put (something) in a place for storage
wharf
store on a wharf
tank
store in a tank by causing (something) to flow into it
loft
store in a loft
warehouse
store in a warehouse
garage
keep or store in a garage
bottle
store (liquids or gases) in bottles
ensile
store in a silo
hold down
keep
accumulate, amass, collect, compile, hoard, pile up, roll up
get or gather together
hive
store, like bees
Type of:
have, have got, hold
have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
2

v hold the phone line open

Synonyms:
hang on, hold the line
Type of:
await, expect, look, wait
look forward to the probable occurrence of

v stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

Hold on a moment!”
Synonyms:
stop
Type of:
break, interrupt
terminate

v be persistent, refuse to stop

Synonyms:
hang in, hang on, persevere, persist
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obstinate
persist stubbornly
ask for it, ask for trouble
persist with actions or an attitude despite the probability that it will cause trouble
plug, plug away
persist in working hard
follow, stick to, stick with
keep to
Type of:
bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last

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