hold on

hold on

  1. To grasp or grip firmly.
    Hold on tightly to the railing.
  2. (idiomatic) To keep; to store something for someone.
    Hold on to my umbrella while I ride the roller coaster.
  3. (idiomatic) Wait a short while.
    Hold on while I get my coat.
  4. (idiomatic) To remain loyal.
    He didn't give up his fandom when others did; he held on.
  5. (idiomatic) To persist.
    • 1723, Jonathan Swift, Some Arguments Against Enlarging the Power of Bishops
      This trade held on for many years.
Synonyms Related terms Translations
  • German: warten
  • Italian: aspettare un po', aspettare un attimo, aspettare un momento, aspettare un istante, attendere
  • Portuguese: esperar um pouco
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