hold on to (something)
Definition of hold on to (something)
1 : to have or keep one's hand, arms, etc., tightly around (something) The steps are slippery; you'd better hold on to the railing.
2 : to keep possession of (something) She's trying very hard to hold on to her money. He has managed to hold on to his lead in the polls. : to not lose or give up (something) Despite all his troubles, he has somehow held on to his faith in himself.
Word by Word Definitions
: 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
: confinement, custody
: the interior of a ship below decks
: the cargo deck of a ship
: the cargo compartment of a plane
: some indeterminate or unspecified thing
: a person or thing of consequence
: one having more or less the character, qualities, or nature of something different
: in some degree : somewhat
: used as an intensive giving adverbial force to an adjective
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