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Meaning of HOLD ON

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  1. [v]  be persistent, refuse to stop; "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
  2. [v]  stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments; "Hold on a moment!"; "We broke at noon"
  3. [v]  hold the phone line open; "Please hang on while I get your folder"
  4. [v]  hold firmly
  5. [v]  retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"
 Synonyms: break, grasp, grip, hang in, hang on, hang on, hold the line, keep, persevere, persist, stop
 Antonyms: lose
 See Also: ask for it, ask for trouble, await, bear on, call, call up, carry on, carry over, clasp, cling, continue, deduct, deny, expect, follow, hang, harbor, harbour, have, have got, hive away, hold, hold, hold back, hold over, interrupt, keep back, lay in, look, obstinate, phone, plug, plug away, preserve, preserve, put in, recoup, refuse, reserve, retain, ring, salt away, stack away, stash away, stick to, stick with, store, take hold, telephone, uphold, wait, withhold



Thesaurus Terms
 Related Terms: abide, adhere, adhere to, agglomerate, aim, aim at, await, be caught short, be short, bear up, belong, bend, bide, bide the issue, bite, bucket, bucketshop, bunch, carry on, cease not, clasp, cleave, cleave to, clench, clinch, cling, cling to, clip, clot, cluster, clutch, coagulate, cohere, come up fighting, congeal, conglomerate, continue, continue to be, dally, dawdle, defeat time, defy time, delay, deposit margin, determine, dillydally, direct, directionize, drag on, dwell, embrace, endure, exist, extend, fix, fix on, freeze to, go along, go long, go on, grapple, grasp, grip, gripe, grow together, hang about, hang around, hang in, hang in there, hang on, hang on to, hang together, hang tough, hold, hold everything, hold fast, hold on to, hold out, hold steady, hold tight, hold together, hold up, hold your horses, hug, jog on, keep, keep going, keep hold of, keep on, last, last long, last out, level at, linger, live, live on, live through, live through it, live with it, loiter, maintain, make a killing, make a scoop, margin up, mark time, mass, miss the market, never cease, never let go, never say die, nip, not give up, operate, overstay the market, perdure, perennate, persist, play the market, plunge, point, point at, point to, present, prevail, pyramid, remain, run, run on, scalp, scoop the market, set, sight on, sit tight, sit up, slog on, solidify, speculate, stag, stag the market, stagger on, stand, stand up, stay, stay it out, stay on, stay put, stay the distance, stay up, stay with it, stick, stick around, stick it, stick it out, stick out, stick to, stick to it, stick together, stick with it, subsist, survive, sustain, take a flier, take hold of, take time, tarry, tide over, tough it out, trade on margin, train, train upon, turn, turn upon, venture, wait, wait a minute, wait and see, wear, wear well