put a hold on


: to order that something is to be kept for a particular person or time
I asked the library to put a hold on the book for me.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The Texas Department of Family and Protective Service opened nine investigations following the directive and opinion, but two judges put a hold on some of them and blocked new investigations into families who are members of PFLAG, an advocacy group that filed a lawsuit against the state. Jo Yurcaba, NBC News, 5 May 2023 Then everything shut down in 2020 as COVID put a hold on sports. Mike Gramajo, Orlando Sentinel, 29 Apr. 2022 The novel coronavirus pandemic put a hold on the hiring process last spring. Paul Gattis | Pgattis@al.com, al, 27 Oct. 2020 The city council at the time voted on a 4-3 margin to put a hold on implementing any new standalone sidewalks. Ryan Nickerson, Houston Chronicle, 19 Sep. 2020 In response to the increasing rate of new cases, Gov. Kate Brown put a hold on reopening procedures for seven days. Cassidy Morrison, Washington Examiner, 18 June 2020 Each tragedy put dampers on NASA’s human spaceflight progress, particularly the Challenger disaster, which put a hold on further shuttle missions for more than two and a half years. Korey Haynes, Discover Magazine, 7 Feb. 2019 The attorney general could put a hold on the daily fines at the request of the local government while the monument is being restored. Mike Cason | Mcason@al.com, al, 25 Apr. 2023 Some cities in and near the Inland Empire have already put a hold on new warehouses. Ryan Fonsecastaff Writer, Los Angeles Times, 7 Feb. 2023 See More

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“Put a hold on.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/put%20a%20hold%20on. Accessed 10 Jun. 2023.

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