hold over

2 ENTRIES FOUND:

hold over

verb

Definition of HOLD OVER

intransitive verb
:  to continue (as in office) for a prolonged period
transitive verb
1
a :  postpone, defer
b :  to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period
2
:  to prolong the engagement of <the film was held over another week>

Examples of HOLD OVER

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

First Known Use of HOLD OVER

1647

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