hold together

phrasal verb

held together; holding together; holds together
1
: to stay joined together or in one piece
The empire held together for many decades.
2
: to cause (something) to stay joined together or in one piece
The coach hopes to hold the team together for at least one more season.
The box was held together by a strong glue.

Examples of hold together in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Kozlov was held together with Jan and Ziv the entire eight months. David Isaac, Sun Sentinel, 13 June 2024 An illusory consensus held together by economic growth has dissolved. Jennifer Szalai, New York Times, 8 June 2024 All of it is held together by Drew’s performance as Joker the Harlequin, a troubled anti-comic figuring out how to express herself on a gender level and an artistic one while evading Batman, Lorne Michaels, and her mother. Rebecca Alter, Vulture, 12 Apr. 2024 Can’t wait to see what our future holds together as a married couple! Rebecca Aizin, Peoplemag, 15 May 2024 The whole thing sometimes feels like a skit show that just barely holds together until the filmmakers and cast bring it all home for a terrific climactic closure, in which all the buzzwords and banalities get to be rolled up into one triumphant speech shouted into the void as world burns. Leslie Felperin, The Hollywood Reporter, 19 May 2024 In writing about the ways folks hold together during difficult times, Trías untangles the myths and realities of resilience. Lorraine Berry, Los Angeles Times, 15 May 2024 Almost a century ago, the Swiss astrophysicist Fritz Zwicky described a galaxy cluster that appeared to rotate too fast to be held together by its visible mass. Lyndie Chiou, Quanta Magazine, 7 May 2024 The film is purposely disjointed, jumping around chronologically, but it is held together by Ms. Jones’s simmering performance. Clay Risen, New York Times, 4 May 2024

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“Hold together.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/hold%20together. Accessed 24 Jun. 2024.

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