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hold over

verb

Definition of hold over

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to continue (as in office) for a prolonged period

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1 a :  postpone, defer b :  to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period

  5. 2 :  to prolong the engagement of <the film was held over another week>



Examples of hold over in a sentence

  1. <the golf tournament had to be held over until the line of thunderstorms had passed through>



1647

First Known Use of hold over

1647


Law Dictionary

hold over

intransitive verb

Legal Definition of hold over

  1. :  to remain in a position or condition <one who holds over in possession of a building after the expiration of a term of years — B. N. Cardozo>

holdover

noun



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