hold on

verb

Definition of hold on

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1a :  to maintain a condition or position :  persistb :  to maintain a grasp on something :  hang on

  3. 2 :  to await something (such as a telephone connection) desired or requested; broadly :  wait

hold on to

  1. :  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

13th Century

First Known Use of hold on

13th century



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