1. hold on hold firmly
  2. hold in lessen the intensity of
  3. Haldane Scottish geneticist (son of John Haldane) who contributed to the development of population genetics; a popularizer of science and a Marxist (1892-1964)
  4. halcyon a mythical bird said to breed at the winter solstice
  5. hold down restrain
  6. hold-down a limitation or constraint
  7. hold open retain rights to
  8. holding the act of retaining something
  9. halothane a nonflammable inhalation anesthetic that produces general anesthesia; used along with analgesics and muscle relaxants for many types of surgical procedures
  10. hold off wait before acting
  11. hold out wait uncompromisingly for something desirable
  12. hellion a rowdy or mischievous person (usually a young man)
  13. beholden under a moral obligation to someone
  14. hold have in one's hands or grip
  15. hold up be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  16. holystone a soft sandstone used for scrubbing the decks of a ship
  17. golden made from or covered with gold
  18. helicon a tuba that coils over the shoulder of the musician
  19. Halcyon (Greek mythology) a woman who was turned into a kingfisher
  20. holdout a negotiator who hopes to gain concessions by refusing to come to terms

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