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According to WordNet, the verb "hold" has 36 sense(s).

201151753 aim, point, or direct; "Hold the fire extinguisher directly on the flames".

200805376 be in accord; be in agreement; "We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point".

202283324 secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree".

201859586 cause to stop; "Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses".

202681795 keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes".

202706816 resist or confront with resistance; "The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held".

200004492 keep from exhaling or expelling; "hold your breath".

200607000 remain committed to; "I hold to these ideas".

201733477 organize or be responsible for; "hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course".

201601234 support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright".

202441897 take and maintain control over, often by violent means; "The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week".

200693780 keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view; "take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible".

201334744 cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose".

202701210 be capable of holding or containing; "This box won't take all the items"; "The flask holds one gallon".

201773130 maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings); "bear a grudge"; "entertain interesting notions"; "harbor a resentment".

201205153 drink alcohol without showing ill effects; "He can hold his liquor"; "he had drunk more than he could carry".

202450989 keep from departing; "Hold the taxi"; "Hold the horse".

202700867 contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water".

201129876 protect against a challenge or attack; "Hold that position behind the trees!"; "Hold the bridge against the enemy's attacks".

202203362 have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense; "She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard".

200885217 bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted; "He's held by a contract"; "I'll hold you by your promise".

202683489 remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching".

202498320 arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance; "reserve me a seat on a flight"; "The agent booked tickets to the show for the whole family"; "please hold a table at Maxim's".

201301410 to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom".

202510337 lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger".

202302220 have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices; "She bears the title of Duchess"; "He held the governorship for almost a decade".

201217043 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?".

202732798 have room for; hold without crowding; "This hotel can accommodate 250 guests"; "The theater admits 300 people"; "The auditorium can't hold more than 500 people".

202648502 be valid, applicable, or true; "This theory still holds".

202676789 be pertinent or relevant or applicable; "The same laws apply to you!"; "This theory holds for all irrational numbers"; "The same rules go for everyone".

202643574 stop dealing with; "hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting".

200683771 assert or affirm; "Rousseau's philosophy holds that people are inherently good".

200822367 declare to be; "She was declared incompetent"; "judge held that the defendant was innocent".

202746275 have as a major characteristic; "The novel holds many surprises"; "The book holds in store much valuable advise".

201216670 have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him".

200736586 hold the attention of; "The soprano held the audience"; "This story held our interest"; "She can hold an audience spellbound".

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