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hold on

verb

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1 to remain indefinitely in existence or in the same state
  • the ancient beliefs still held on in remote mountain villages

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2 to remain in place in readiness or expectation of something
  • hold on a minute—it's not your turn

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The first known use of hold on was in the 13th century

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hold off (on)

hold on

hold one's breath

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“Hold on.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hold%20on. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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