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hold forth

Definition of hold forth

formal

  1. :  to speak about something for a long time <He held forth about/on the need for reform in his country.>



Word by Word Definitions

holdplay
  1. :  to have possession or ownership of or have at one's disposal

    :  to have as a privilege or position of responsibility

    :  to have as a mark of distinction

  1. :  stronghold

    :  confinement, custody

    :  prison

  1. :  the interior of a ship below decks

    :  the cargo deck of a ship

    :  the cargo compartment of a plane

forthplay
  1. :  onward in time, place, or order :  forward

    :  out into notice or view

    :  away, abroad

  1. :  forth from :  out of


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