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on hold

Definition of on hold

  1. 1 :  in the state of waiting to speak to someone on the telephone <The person I wanted to speak to wasn't available, so the operator put my call on hold.> <They kept me on hold for hours!>

  2. 2 :  in the state of being delayed for a time <Our vacation plans are on hold.>



Word by Word Definitions

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  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


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