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hold the fort

Definition of hold the fort

  1. :  to be in charge of a place while the person who is usually in charge is away <You can stay here and hold the fort while I go to the store.>



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

fortplay
  1. :  a strong or fortified place

    :  a fortified place occupied only by troops and surrounded with such works as a ditch, rampart, and parapet :  fortification


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