hold on

verb

Definition of hold on

intransitive 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



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