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Definition of 'hold on'


  1. hold firmly
       Synonyms: grasp
  2. stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"
       Synonyms: stop
  3. 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
  4. hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
       Synonyms: hang on hold the line
  5. retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
       Synonyms: keep
       Antonyms: lose

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