Definition of 'hold on'
- hold firmly
- stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
- be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
Synonyms: persevere persist hang in hang on
- hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
Synonyms: hang on hold the line
- retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"