hold on

Definitions of hold on
  1. verb
    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
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    hold, take hold
    have or hold in one's hands or grip
  2. verb
    retain possession of
    synonyms: keep
    hold open, keep, keep open, save
    retain rights to
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    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
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    have, have got, hold
    have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  3. verb
    hold the phone line open
    synonyms: hang on, hold the line
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    await, expect, look, wait
    look forward to the probable occurrence of
  4. verb
    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments
    Hold on a moment!”
    synonyms: stop
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    break, interrupt
    terminate
  5. verb
    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
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    bear on, carry on, continue, preserve, uphold
    keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last
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