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beholden

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adjective be·hold·en \bi-ˈhōl-dən, bē-\

Definition of beholden

  1. :  being under obligation for a favor or gift :  indebted <I'm beholden to you>



Examples of beholden

  1. <not wanting to be beholden to anyone, he insisted on paying his own way>



Origin of beholden

Middle English, from past participle of beholden


First Known Use: 14th century

Rhymes with beholden



BEHOLDEN Defined for Kids

beholden

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adjective be·hold·en \bi-ˈhol-dən\

Definition of beholden

  1. :  owing the return of a gift or favor <I'm not beholden to anyone for my success.>




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