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hold on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasp, hold onverb

    hold firmly

  2. hold on, stopverb

    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

    "Hold on a moment!"

  3. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold onverb

    be persistent, refuse to stop

    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

  4. hang on, hold the line, hold onverb

    hold the phone line open

    "Please hang on while I get your folder"

  5. keep, hold onverb

    retain possession of

    "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"


  1. hold onverb

    To grasp or grip firmly.

  2. hold onverb

    To keep; to store something for someone.

  3. hold onverb

    Wait a short while.

  4. hold onverb

    To remain loyal.

  5. hold onverb

    To persist


  1. Hold On

    "Hold On" is the fifth and last single taken from Good Charlotte's second studio album The Young and the Hopeless. It was written in response to the people who had written to the band saying they were considering suicide. The music video features suicide survivors talking about their experiences, either through losing a loved one or remembering a time when they were suicidal. The band was in hope of saving people's lives, repeating the lyrics, "hold on" numerous times to spread the message.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. hold on

    Keep all you have got in pulling a rope.--Hold on a minute. Wait or stop.--Hold on with your nails and eyelids. A derisive injunction to a timid climber.

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  1. hold on

    Read the full text of the Hold On poem by missionwork2 on the Poetry.com website.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of hold on in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of hold on in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of hold on in a Sentence

  1. Vicki Baum:

    Courage comes and goes. Hold on for the next supply.

  2. Andy Roddick:

    I don’t know… If he naturally gravitates towards [tennis] and enjoys it, I will kind of hold on with a little bit of anxiety, i kind of want him to have his own path. Just because I did it and loved it doesn’t mean that he needs to do it. I will expose him to tennis as much as I expose him to everything else.

  3. Dr. Rich Melheim:

    Sometimes the only way to hold on is to let go.

  4. Amy Clement:

    I'm struggling to imagine things going back to how they were, the first half of the pandemic I felt like I could hold on to what I had before, but now it's been so long I feel like I'm having to start fresh.

  5. Wellington Harris:

    T.R. "Tina" Threston is one of the most beautiful women I've ever had the pleasure of meeting and calling friend. There are many beautiful women in the world, but, most of the beauty is skin deep. Tina is the exception to this rule -- her beauty radiates from within from her intellect to her compassion for others, and, she is a true physical beauty -- very pleasing to the eye. She is a rare gem in today's society. Any man lucky enough to capture her heart should hold on tight and not let go.

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