hold over

verb

Definition of hold over

  1. intransitive verb
  2. :  to continue (as in office) for a prolonged period

  3. transitive verb
  4. 1a :  postpone, deferb :  to retain in a condition or position from an earlier period

  5. 2 :  to prolong the engagement of the film was held over another week

Examples of hold over in a sentence

  1. the golf tournament had to be held over until the line of thunderstorms had passed through

1647

First Known Use of hold over

1647


Law Dictionary

hold over

intransitive verb

Legal Definition of hold over

  1. :  to remain in a position or condition one who holds over in possession of a building after the expiration of a term of years — B. N. Cardozo

holdover

noun


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