hold on

verb
1 a : to maintain a condition or position : persist
b : to maintain a grasp on something : hang on
2 : to await something (such as a telephone connection) desired or requested; broadly : wait
hold on to
: to maintain possession of or adherence to

Examples of hold on in a Sentence

  1. the ancient beliefs still held on in remote mountain villages

  2. hold on a minute—it's not your turn

First Known Use of hold on

13th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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