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cathartic

Meaning: HOLD

1(n)the act of grasping
Type: 'noun.act'
Usage: 'he released his clasp on my arm'
Usage: 'he has a strong grip for an old man'
Usage: 'she kept a firm hold on the railing'
Synonym: clasp, clench, clutch, clutches, grasp, grip,
2(n)understanding of the nature or meaning or quality or magnitude of something
Type: 'noun.cognition'
Usage: 'he has a good grasp of accounting practices'
Synonym: appreciation, grasp,
3(n)power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
Type: 'noun.attribute'
Usage: 'he has a hold over them'
4(n)time during which some action is awaited
Type: 'noun.time'
Usage: 'instant replay caused too long a delay'
Usage: 'he ordered a hold in the action'
Synonym: delay, postponement, time lag, wait,
5(n)a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
Type: 'noun.state'
Usage: 'his detention was politically motivated'
Usage: 'the prisoner is on hold'
Usage: 'he is in the custody of police'
Synonym: custody, detainment, detention,
6(n)a stronghold
Type: 'noun.artifact'
7(n)a cell in a jail or prison
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Synonym: keep,
8(n)the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Usage: 'he grabbed the hammer by the handle'
Usage: 'it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip'
Synonym: grip, handgrip, handle,
9(n)the space in a ship or aircraft for storing cargo
Type: 'noun.artifact'
Synonym: cargo area, cargo deck, cargo hold, storage area,
1(v)keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'keep clean'
Usage: 'hold in place'
Usage: 'She always held herself as a lady'
Usage: 'The students keep me on my toes'
Synonym: keep, maintain,
2(v)have or hold in one's hands or grip
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'Hold this bowl for a moment, please'
Usage: 'A crazy idea took hold of him'
Synonym: take hold,
3(v)organize or be responsible for
Type: 'verb.creation'
Usage: 'hold a reception'
Usage: 'have, throw, or make a party'
Usage: 'give a course'
Synonym: give, have, make, throw,
4(v)have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'She has $1,000 in the bank'
Usage: 'He has got two beautiful daughters'
Usage: 'She holds a Master's degree from Harvard'
Synonym: have, have got,
5(v)keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'take for granted'
Usage: 'view as important'
Usage: 'hold these truths to be self-evident'
Usage: 'I hold him personally responsible'
Synonym: deem, take for, view as,
6(v)maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
Type: 'verb.emotion'
Usage: 'bear a grudge'
Usage: 'entertain interesting notions'
Usage: 'harbor a resentment'
Synonym: entertain, harbor, harbour, nurse,
7(v)to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'This holds the local until the express passengers change trains'
Usage: 'About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade'
Usage: 'The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center'
Usage: 'The terrorists held the journalists for ransom'
Synonym: confine, restrain,
8(v)secure and keep for possible future use or application
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'The landlord retained the security deposit'
Usage: 'I reserve the right to disagree'
Synonym: hold back, keep back, retain,
9(v)have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
Type: 'verb.possession'
Usage: 'She bears the title of Duchess'
Usage: 'He held the governorship for almost a decade'
Synonym: bear,
10(v)be the physical support of; carry the weight of
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'The beam holds up the roof'
Usage: 'He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam'
Usage: 'What's holding that mirror?'
Synonym: hold up, support, sustain,
11(v)contain or hold; have within
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'The jar carries wine'
Usage: 'The canteen holds fresh water'
Usage: 'This can contains water'
Synonym: bear, carry, contain,
12(v)have room for; hold without crowding
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'This hotel can accommodate 250 guests'
Usage: 'The theater admits 300 people'
Usage: 'The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people'
Synonym: accommodate, admit,
13(v)remain in a certain state, position, or condition
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'The weather held'
Usage: 'They held on the road and kept marching'
14(v)support or hold in a certain manner
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'She holds her head high'
Usage: 'He carried himself upright'
Synonym: bear, carry,
15(v)be valid, applicable, or true
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'This theory still holds'
Synonym: obtain, prevail,
16(v)assert or affirm
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good'
17(v)have as a major characteristic
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'The novel holds many surprises'
Usage: 'The book holds in store much valuable advise'
18(v)be capable of holding or containing
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'This box won't take all the items'
Usage: 'The flask holds one gallon'
Synonym: contain, take,
19(v)arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'reserve me a seat on a flight'
Usage: 'The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family'
Usage: 'please hold a table at Maxim's'
Synonym: book, reserve,
20(v)protect against a challenge or attack
Type: 'verb.competition'
Usage: 'Hold that position behind the trees!'
Usage: 'Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks'
Synonym: defend, guard,
21(v)bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'He's held by a contract'
Usage: 'I'll hold you by your promise'
Synonym: bind, obligate, oblige,
22(v)hold the attention of
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'The soprano held the audience'
Usage: 'This story held our interest'
Usage: 'She can hold an audience spellbound'
23(v)remain committed to
Type: 'verb.cognition'
Usage: 'I hold to these ideas'
24(v)resist or confront with resistance
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'The politician defied public opinion'
Usage: 'The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear'
Usage: 'The bridge held'
Synonym: defy, hold up, withstand,
25(v)be pertinent or relevant or applicable
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'The same laws apply to you!'
Usage: 'This theory holds for all irrational numbers'
Usage: 'The same rules go for everyone'
Synonym: apply, go for,
26(v)stop dealing with
Type: 'verb.stative'
Usage: 'hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting'
27(v)lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'moderate your alcohol intake'
Usage: 'hold your tongue'
Usage: 'hold your temper'
Usage: 'control your anger'
Synonym: check, contain, control, curb, hold in, moderate,
28(v)keep from departing
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'Hold the taxi'
Usage: 'Hold the horse'
29(v)take and maintain control over, often by violent means
Type: 'verb.social'
Usage: 'The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week'
30(v)cause to stop
Type: 'verb.motion'
Usage: 'Halt the engines'
Usage: 'Arrest the progress'
Usage: 'halt the presses'
Synonym: arrest, halt,
31(v)cover as for protection against noise or smell
Type: 'verb.contact'
Usage: 'She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate'
Usage: 'hold one's nose'
32(v)drink alcohol without showing ill effects
Type: 'verb.consumption'
Usage: 'He can hold his liquor'
Usage: 'he had drunk more than he could carry'
Synonym: carry,
33(v)aim, point, or direct
Type: 'verb.competition'
Usage: 'Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames'
34(v)declare to be
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'She was declared incompetent'
Usage: 'judge held that the defendant was innocent'
Synonym: adjudge, declare,
35(v)be in accord; be in agreement
Type: 'verb.communication'
Usage: 'We agreed on the terms of the settlement'
Usage: 'I can't agree with you!'
Usage: 'I hold with those who say life is sacred'
Usage: 'Both philosophers concord on this point'
Synonym: agree, concord, concur,
36(v)keep from exhaling or expelling
Type: 'verb.body'
Usage: 'hold your breath'

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