hold

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  • Info In E. coli and other bacteria, holD is a gene that encodes the psi subunit of DNA polymerase III.
  • No office appointed by lot could be held twice by the same individual.
  • Most people will hold the religion taught them by their parents throughout their life.
  • Throughout the year, local, national, and international events are held throughout the city.
  • It has a high sound and is rather large to hold.
  • He would hold that seat for the rest of his life.
  • The same elections were held one year later, again for a one-year-term.
  • But no individual may hold the office for more than two consecutive terms.
  • In return for this service, people subject to it gained the right to hold land.
  • The Dutch were not allowed to hold any religious services on the island.
  • He held his parliamentary seat for the last four years of his life.
  • It was one of four UK by-elections held on the same day.
  • A few other sales are held at the market on other days throughout the year.
  • He held the seat until his death four years later.
  • Heads of state in most countries are natural persons holding an office.
  • Some will produce the same character code as if the control key were not held down.
  • States hold elections every four years and exercise a considerable amount of power.
  • Elections are held every two years, with four or five of the members standing for election.
  • All recording plans were put on hold and the band's future was in doubt.
  • Players can hold the ball for only three seconds at any time.
  • In one case, all the citizens held their property in common.
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Meaning of hold

  • noun Power by which something or someone is affected or dominated
    he has a hold over them
  • noun A stronghold
  • noun A cell in a jail or prison
  • verb Have or hold in one's hands or grip
    Hold this bowl for a moment, please, A crazy idea took hold of him
  • verb Organize or be responsible for
    hold a reception, have, throw, or make a party, give a course
  • verb Be the physical support of; carry the weight of
    The beam holds up the roof, He supported me with one hand while I balanced on the beam, What's holding that mirror?
  • verb Contain or hold; have within
    The jar carries wine, The canteen holds fresh water, This can contains water
  • verb Remain in a certain state, position, or condition
    The weather held, They held on the road and kept marching
  • verb Support or hold in a certain manner
    She holds her head high, He carried himself upright
  • verb Assert or affirm
    Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good
  • verb Have as a major characteristic
    The novel holds many surprises, The book holds in store much valuable advise
  • verb Hold the attention of
    The soprano held the audience, This story held our interest, She can hold an audience spellbound
  • verb Remain committed to
    I hold to these ideas
  • verb Stop dealing with
    hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting
  • verb Keep from departing
    Hold the taxi, Hold the horse
  • verb Take and maintain control over, often by violent means
    The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
  • verb Cover as for protection against noise or smell
    She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate, hold one's nose
  • verb Aim, point, or direct
    Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames
  • verb Keep from exhaling or expelling
    hold your breath