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When you grab a person's hand, this is an example of when you grab hold of his hand. 2. When a handle allows you to pick up a box, this is an example of a hold. 3. When you have the power to stop someone from acting, this is an example of when you have a hold on that person. verb 1. The definition of hold is to carry, to keep in position, to hug someone, to stay in close contact, to bear someone's weight, or to keep in position. 1. When you have a coffee in your hand, this is an example of when you hold the coffee. 2. When you stay steady on course in your boat despite rough waters, this is an example of when you hold your position. 3. When you hug your child in your arms, this is an example of when you hold your child. 4. When your car stays close to the road, this is an example of when you hold the road. 5. When you sit on a chair and it does not break under your weight, this is an example of when the chair holds your weight. 6. When you keep a job, this is an example of when you hold down a job. ransitive verb held, holding 1. 2. 3. 4. to take and keep with the hands or arms, or by other means; grasp; clutch; seize ☆ to keep from going away; not let escape: to hold a prisoner, hold the train to keep in a certain place or position, or in a specified condition: to hold one's head up to restrain or control; specif., 1. to keep from falling; bear the weight of; support: pillars holding the roof 2. to keep from acting; keep back: hold your tongue 3. to keep from advancing or attacking 4. to keep from getting an advantage 5. to get and keep control of; keep from relaxing: to hold someone's attention 6. to continue; maintain: to hold a course 7. to sustain or satisfy for the time being: a muffin should hold you until supper time 8. ☆ to keep (a letter, etc.) for delivery later 9. to keep (a room, etc.) for use later 10. to keep under obligation; bind: hold him to his word 11. to resist the effects of (alcoholic liquor) 5. to have and keep as one's own; have the duties, privileges, etc. of; own; possess; occupy: to hold shares of stock, to hold the office of mayor 6. to keep against an enemy; guard; defend: hold the fort 7. to have or conduct together; specif., 1. to carry on (a meeting, conversation, etc.)
2. to perform (a function, service, etc.): to hold classes in the morning 8. to call together or preside over: to hold court 9. to have or keep within itself; have room or space for; contain: a bottle that holds a quart 10. to have or keep in the mind 11. to have an opinion or belief about; regard; consider: to hold a statement to be untrue 12. Law 1. to decide; adjudge; decree 2. to bind by contract 3. to possess by legal title: to hold a mortgage 13. Music to prolong (a tone or rest) Origin: Middle English holden ; from Anglian Old English haldan (WS healdan), akin to German halten, Gothic haldan, to tend sheep ; from Indo-European base an unverified form kel-, to drive, incite to action from source Classical Greek kelēs, swift horse, Classical Latin celer, swift: probably sense development: drive (cattle, and the like )—tend—possess intransitive verb 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. to retain a hold, a firm contact, etc.: hold tight to go on being firm, loyal, etc.: to hold to a resolution to remain unbroken or unyielding; not give way: the rope held to have right or title: usually with from or of to be in effect or in force; be true or valid: a rule that holds in any case to keep up; continue [the wind held from the north] ; specif., 1. to remain in the air, waiting to land: a plane held over Boston 2. to remain on a telephone line: that line is busy — will you hold? 7. Archaic to go no further; stop oneself; halt: usually in the imperative noun 1. the act or manner of grasping or seizing; grip; specif., a way of gripping an opponent in wrestling 2. a thing to hold or hold on by 3. a thing for holding or containing something else 4. 1. a controlling or dominating force; restraining authority: to have a firm hold over someone 2. a being aware or in control: to lose one's hold on life 5. a means of confinement; prison 6. a temporary halt or delay, as to make repairs, or an order to make such a halt 7. an order reserving something 8. Obsolete a stronghold 9. Obsolete the act or fact of guarding, possessing, etc. 10. Music pause (sense ) noun
1. the interior of a ship below decks, esp. below the lower deck, in which the cargo is carried 2. the compartment for cargo in an aircraft Origin: altered (after hold) ; from hole or ; from Middle Dutch hol, a hole, cave, ship's hold
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verb held held , hold·ing, holds verb, transitive 1. a. To have and keep in one's grasp: held the reins tightly. b. To aim or direct; point: held a hose on the fire. c. To keep from falling or moving; support: a nail too small to hold the mirror; hold the horse steady; papers that were held together with staples. d. To sustain the pressure of: The old bridge can't hold much weight. 2. a. To keep from departing or getting away: Hold the bus! Hold the dog until I find the leash. b. To keep in custody: held the suspect for questioning. c. To retain (one's attention or interest): Televised sports can't hold my interest. d. To avoid letting out or expelling: The swimmer held her breath while underwater. 3. a. To be filled by; contain. b. To be capable of holding. See Synonyms at contain.
. To maintain occupation of by force or coercion: Protesters held the embassy for a week. To maintain control over: Thieves held the stolen painting for ransom. obligate: He held me to my promise. for example). conviction. To adjudge or decree: The court held that the defendant was at fault. especially formally: This doctrine holds that people are inherently good.c. a. b. c. To stop the movement or progress of: Hold the presses! c. To bind by a contract. To keep in the mind or convey as a judgment. c. or action: The storyteller held the crowd spellbound. To make accountable. Hold the relish on that hamburger. To have and maintain in one's possession: holds a great deal of property. To have in store: Let's see what the future holds. To have in recognition of achievement or superiority: holds the record for the one-mile race. To reserve or keep back from use: Please hold two tickets for us. holds the respect of her peers. 4. b. a. a. To regard in a certain way: I hold you in high esteem. To be the legal possessor of. situation. To have as a chief characteristic or quality: The film holds many surprises. d. To withstand the efforts or advance of (an opposing team. 7. d. To maintain in a given condition. or point of view: holds that this economic program is the only answer to high prices. curb: She held her temper. b. b. b. To assert or affirm. To defer the immediate handling of: The receptionist held all calls during the meeting. To have as a responsible position or a privilege: held the governorship for six years. 8. 6. c. To impose control or restraint on. 5. c. a. d. a. d.
. To be valid. To assemble for and conduct the activity of. To cover (the ears or the nose. b. 3. 2. To stay securely fastened: The chain held. intransitive 1. convene: held a meeting of the board. To halt an intended action. Often used with of or from. for example) especially for protection: held my nose against the stench. A telephone service that allows one to temporarily interrupt a call without severing the connection. a. noun 1. To maintain a grasp or grip on something. applicable. as for support. 5. To have legal right or title. a. as in wrestling or aikido: a neck hold. an arm hold. or by which something is affected or dominated: a writer with a strong hold on her readership. carry on: held the race in Texas. The act or a means of grasping. a. 10. We held firm on the negotiations. a. b. 4. 2. b. Slang To have in one's possession illicit or illegally obtained material or goods. especially narcotics: The suspect was holding.9. To stop the countdown during a missile or spacecraft launch. Often used in the imperative. 4. 8. verb. b. To cause to take place. b. hold a yard sale. b. A manner of grasping an opponent. a. To carry or support (the body or a bodily part) in a certain position: Can the baby hold herself up yet? Hold up your leg. a. or opposition: The defense held. 3. Something that may be grasped or gripped. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position: adjusted the horizontal hold. To continue in the same direction: The ship held to an easterly course. or true: The observation still holds in cases like this. 5. pressure. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition: hopes the weather will hold. Complete control: has a firm hold on the complex issues. A bond or force that attaches or restrains. To withstand stress. 6. 7.
To keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time. . 6. To continue to function without losing force or effectiveness. 9. To stop or delay doing something: Let's hold off until we have more data. To wait for something wanted or requested. To fulfill the duties of (a job): holds down two jobs. hold on To maintain one's grip. To prolong the engagement of: The film was held over for weeks. b. hold off To keep at a distance. To rob while armed. see kel-1 in Indo-European roots. hold to To remain loyal or faithful to: She held to her resolutions. cope: managed to hold up under the stress. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. hold down To limit: Please hold the noise down. The symbol designating this pause.c. a stronghold. 7. b. a. as in a countdown. a fermata. To continue to resist: The defending garrison held out for a month. b. noun The lower interior part of a ship or airplane where cargo is stored. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. support: I don't hold with your theories. especially to keep a telephone connection open. Phrasal Verbs: hold back To retain in one's possession or control: held back valuable information. from Old English healdan. Archaic A fortified place. To continue a term of office past the usual length of time. To offer or present as an example: held the essay up as a model for the students. To continue to do something. persist. hold forth To talk at great length. held back my tears. last: Our food is holding out nicely. The sustaining of a note longer than its indicated time value. husk. cling. b. a. Origin: Alteration (influenced by hold1) of Middle English hole. To restrain oneself. To refuse to reach or satisfy an agreement. A temporary halt. hold up To obstruct or delay. A direction or indication that something is to be reserved or deferred. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. To postpone or delay. hold with To agree with. hull of a ship. custody. The state of being in confinement. often at gunpoint. All rights reserved. Origin: Middle English holden. 8. from Old English hulu. A prison cell. resist: held the creditors off. To impede the progress of. hold out To present or proffer as something attainable. Full understanding: has a good hold on physics. hold over a. To continue to be in supply or service. Music a.
KTS. . Indiana. and PBX.. Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. hang (hold) on to your hat. Indianapolis. which often is initiated by depressing the hold button twice. 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. lay hold of. get hold of. In a KTS environment. The user can reconnect the call at any time by depressing the button associated with the line on hold. no holds barred. See also Centrex. All rights reserved. also see (hold) at bay. hold . on hold. KTS. with a holding indication usually in the form of a blinking light next to the associated line. (hold the) purse strings. also known as I-hold. Inc. or PBX) feature that enables a user to place an existing call in a suspended state simply by depressing the hold feature button. any user can retrieve the held call from any telephone set where the line appears unless the primary user placed the call on exclusive hold. bear (hold) a grudge.Computer Definition A voice telephone system (Centrex. Copyright © 2003. take hold. leave holding the bag. Inc.hold . have a hold over.Phrases/Idioms In addition to the idioms beginning with hold. stand (hold) one's ground. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.
to refrain 3. to retain hold down 1. to control oneself or one's impulses hold off 1. to delay action on a matter. â˜ † Informal to have and keep (a job) 3. to limit. lecture 2. Now Rare to offer. to restrain 2. to take. Phil. restrict the rain held down attendance at the game hold forth Etymology: cf. to speak at some length.catch hold of to take. restrain 2. to keep from attacking or doing something 3. preach. as in awaiting additional information . to keep in or back 2. grasp 2. seize. to keep down or under control. to acquire hold back 1. grasp get hold of 1. seize. 2:16 1. to keep away or at a distance 2. propose hold in 1.
to keep or stay for an additional period or term 3. Informal stop!wait! hold one's own to maintain one's place or condition in spite of obstacles or reverses hold out 1. endure. 2. stand firm. to postpone consideration of or action on 2. grasp . 3. seize. 2. to last. not yield to offer â˜ † Informal to fail or refuse to give (what is to be given) hold out for Informal to stand firm in demanding hold over 1. 6. â˜ † to keep as a threat or advantage over hold up 1. to take. exhibit to last. to keep from falling. persist 3. delay. to retain one's hold 2. 4. 5. prop up to show. to approve of lay hold of or take hold of 1. endure. 4. impede â˜ † to stop forcibly and rob â˜ † Informal to overcharge hold with 1. to agree or side with 2. 3. to continue.hold on 1. continue to continue resistance. continue to stop.
Cleveland. in a period or state of interruption or delay the countdown was on hold 2. as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy. get hold of 1. 3. do one's share. start telling the truth. as during a transfer to another line I was on hold for five minutes Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing. Often used reflexively: You must get hold of yourself! hold a candle to To compare favorably with: This film doesn't hold a candle to his previous ones. Inc.. hold (one's) own To do reasonably well despite difficulty or criticism.2. in a state of interruption in a telephone call. to get control or possession of no holds barred Informal with no set rules or limits on hold 1. find: Where can I get hold of a copy? 2. Inc. To come into possession of. To communicate with. hold (one's) end up To fulfill one's part of an agreement. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. hold out on (someone) To withhold something from: Don't hold out on me. To gain control of. Ohio. .
To be forced to assume total responsibility when it ought to have been shared. no holds barred Without limits or restraints. hold the bag Informal 1. To be left with empty hands. on hold 1. 2. especially in another's absence. dominate. hold the phone Slang To stop doing what one is engaged in doing. hold the line To maintain the existing position or state of affairs: had to hold the line on salary increases. Into a state of temporary interruption without severing a telephone connection: put me on hold for 10 minutes. hold the fort Informal 1. hold water To stand up to critical examination: Your explanation doesn't hold water. To maintain a secure position. To assume responsibility. hold sway To have a controlling influence. Informal .hold (someone's) feet to the fire To pressure (someone) to consent to or undertake something. Often used in the imperative: Hold the phone! Let's end this argument. 2.
. Holde weapons in Belgium are US nukes. Holdport of an international working conference held at the Danish college of pharmacy in Copenhagen from January 26 to 29. Hold addition to this.2. Hold down the CTRL key. who. Hold was held in high esteem as an energetic. It was once a Parliamentary Church. unassuming and entertaining companion.. Holde charges involved are quite considerable and you will be held liable for them. friendly. Hold Sentence Examples Hold a meeting in early March to review the first steps of the process..000 liters of water. Holdere were deaths in police custody for which no one was held accountable. Hold governments accountable for their spending and the delivery of public services. Hold said that 2 applications were currently being held pending a response from the Department. . who have been held captive for a long period of time. built in 1829 by Thomas Telford. . Holdring this time he also held the office of County Grand Master of Armagh Orange Lodge. we have held two most enjoyable workshops in the last two years.. Holdtries close on 18 th October 2002 for the 2003 marathon to be held on 13 th April 2003. Into a state of delay or indeterminate suspension: had to put the romance on hold. Holding a one-day seminar. Holds true for the Divine name Redeemer. Holding to be held on behalf of the employees. Holde Hospital cannot be held responsible for losses of money or valuables not handed in for safe keeping. Holdu have two hundred million demons who have been released. .. . Hold up to 20. hold on.. hold on. held under the auspices of NATO. Holdld a Test Team position for at least 2 years.
Light or frivolous: a fluffy musical comedy. 2. Covered with fluff. . If you can't make the whole chick shape fluffy. frothy. a. fluff·i·est 1. fluffy thinking that only confused the matter. or resembling fluff. soft: fluffy curls. b. Of. relating to. Lacking depth or precision. Fluffy on the inside. adjective fluffier. covered with fluff 3. An example of something fluffy is a cotton ball. or something that is light or without substance. Fluffy white clouds. soft and light like fluff. a. feathery 2. fluffiest 1. 1. fuzzy: hazy. a fluffy soufflé. 3. 2. foamy Related Forms: fluffiness noun adjective fluff·i·er. An example of something fluffy is a angel food cake. b.1. 3. give him a fluffy wing. Fluffy as a cloud. An example of something fluffy is a novel that isn't very complex but is still fun to read. Light and airy. The definition of fluffy is something that is soft and airy.
An example of horse is a saddle for riding. Fluffy bathrobe of the same soft pink color. tits nuzzling inside. It also gives a great sense of texture . I love rabbits too . which later became fluffy. Sometimes my ideas are too fluffy. Sometimes too sharp bleed out of my eyes. the fungus quickly formed a dense white mycelium. . You'd be forgiven for thinking this was all rather fluffy.the sheeps ' fleeces really do look fluffy. Fluffy brown ducklings escorted by their mother . Reading a Burke is.is a pretty sight. I'm all fluffy. Horse means relating to the hoofed creatures of the family Equidae. crisp clean linen & copious amounts of hot water. The definition of a horse is a creature with hooves that belongs to the family Equidae. On PDA.among the lily beds of a mere . I'm an eight year old lady with a very fluffy tail! Fluffy yellow chicks. loosely tied. Well look at me. easy yet not fluffy.they are so fluffy and loveable. Fluffy bunny. adjective 1. for me. or other soft animal. Fluffy towels. noun 1. get caught in my throat.
Chess. the full-grown male of the horse. as in having great strength or endurance: sometimes used as a general term of address 6. sawhorse 2. hros. Brit. put on horseback 2. television character Mr. Informal a knight 7. perhaps an unverified form -. gelding or stallion 3. from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-. thin legs. a domesticated or wild. to supply with a horse or horses. rides. 1. from uncertain or unknown. horsepower (sense ) 3. a man regarded as resembling a horse. from Old English hors. ☆ heroin 9. Informal to shove. horsing 1. 1. Horse is defined as to provide with or ride on a hoofed member of the family Equidae. since ancient times 2... verb 1. mounted troops. and a long. a device. a frame with legs. esp. probably . noun pl. perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus). having a large body and head. four usually long. Mining a mass of earth or rock inside a vein or coal seam Origin: Middle English hors . ☆ Informal pony (sense ) 8. anything like a horse in that a person sits. Slang 1. flowing tail: horses have been ridden. Mil. horsepower (sense ) 2. raised in many breeds. to support something. horses or horse 1.An example of horse is the talking horse. akin to German ross (OHG hros). cavalry 11. Gym. etc. a padded block on legs. a clotheshorse 5. to run from source Classical Latin cursus) transitive verb horsed. used to pull loads. push 4. to flog 3. used for vaulting events 10. ☆ Slang to subject to horseplay intransitive verb to mount or go on horseback adjective . An example of horse is to go to the stable and ride one of the animals. or is carried on it 4. to place on a man's back or a wooden horse for flogging 2. to leap (or . specif. Ed.
a long mane. Mounted soldiers. 7. 4. large. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short-haired coat. hors·ing. Horsepower. from Old English hors. strong. Drawn or operated by a horse. transitive 1. 4. A large block of displaced rock that is caught along a fault. 2. mounted on horses 3. 5. 6. of a horse or horses 2. domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads. used for supporting or holding. A block of rock interrupting a vein and containing no minerals. a stallion. adjective 1. 3. Any of various equine mammals. b. A frame or device. przewalskii or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse. intransitive To be in heat. hors·es verb. Sports A vaulting horse. Slang Heroin. usually with four legs. Phrasal Verb: horse around Informal To indulge in horseplay or frivolous activity: Stop horsing around and get to work. 3. Origin: Middle English. with building materials being horsed into place by muscle power” (Henry Allen). . An adult male horse. To provide with a horse. and a long tail. To haul or hoist energetically: “Things had changed little since the days of the pyramids. verb horsed horsed. such as the wild Asian species E.1. a. c. verb. Often used in the plural. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket. Larger or cruder than others that are similar: horse pills. Geology a. cavalry: a squadron of horse. or coarse of its kind: horse mackerel noun 1. 2. Used of a mare. b. 2. Mounted on horses: horse guards.
Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. to spend time in pointless or trifling activity horse of another color or horse of a different color an entirely different matter on one's high horse Informal acting in an arrogant. Ohio. Inc. haughty. Cleveland.The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. All rights reserved. or disdainful manner to horse! get on your horse!mount! Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing. . to choose or support the losing side beat a dead horse or flog a dead horse Informal to argue an issue that is already settled from the horse's mouth Informal from the original or authoritative source of information hold one's horses â˜ † Slang to curb one's impatience horse around â˜ † Slang 1. back the wrong horse â˜ † 1. Inc. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company.. to bet on a horse that loses the race 2. to engage in horseplay 2.
something else. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. etc. since ancient times 2. hold (one's) horses To restrain oneself. gelding or stallion . the horse's mouth A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable.another a horse of /a different color Another matter entirely. and a long. having a large body and head. the full-grown male of the horse. a domesticated or wild. used to pull loads. four usually long. horses or horse 1. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. or conceited. To continue to pursue a cause that has no hope of success. 2. All rights reserved. perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus). raised in many breeds. thin legs. To dwell tiresomely on a matter that has already been decided. horse Variant of horse noun pl. be /get on (one's) high horse To be or become disdainful. superior. flowing tail: horses have been ridden. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. beat /flog a dead horse 1.
of a horse or horses 2. a frame with legs. 8. to supply with a horse or horses. specif. perhaps an unverified form -. Keepd they slew all the men. a padded block on legs. Chess. akin to German ross (OHG hros). 5. as in having great strength or endurance: sometimes used as a general term of address 6. used for vaulting events 10. to leap (or . Keepwever. push 4. put on horseback 2. or coarse of its kind: horse mackerel 4. Keep in touch. but the women they kept alive. from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-. Gym. Brit. mounted troops. large. a clotheshorse 5. ☆ Slang to subject to horseplay intransitive verb to mount or go on horseback adjective 1. Keeping the eye moist. esp. ☆ Informal pony (sense ) 8. Informal to shove. 13. Keep track of your shopping patterns thus enabling us to identify you. Mining a mass of earth or rock inside a vein or coal seam Origin: Middle English hors . 9. Slang 1. 11. Keeping up with the sporting news? 12. horsepower (sense ) 3. to support something. or is carried on it 4.. a device. 6. cavalry 11. 1. the following should be kept in mind. to place on a man's back or a wooden horse for flogging 2. 1. anything like a horse in that a person sits. Informal a knight 7. 7. probably . Keep up repayments on your mortgage. horsepower (sense ) 2. Keeping an eye on you! 10. . from Old English hors. sawhorse 2. Keep companies alive. Mil. strong.3. to flog 3. mounted on horses 3. hros.. a man regarded as resembling a horse. from uncertain or unknown. rides. to run from source Classical Latin cursus) transitive verb horsed. Keep abreast of practical solutions rather than theory. ☆ heroin 9. horsing 1.
Keep up-to-date with news from Bath Lit Fest using a RSS newsreader.) 4. An example of to keep is to continue searching until you find a job. diet. Keep pace with the machines. not about keeping the staff save from their wards. Keep a record of where your site is ranked for search terms Price: $ 167. to go on maintaining: to keep pace . to observe or pay regard to.14. Keep confidential all course materials supplied to you by the School. verb 1.) 3. An example of to keep is for a person to place all of her money in a savings account. 21. to follow or adhere to (a routine. etc. keeping 1. security is about keeping the students safe from outside influences. transitive verb kept. or retain something. to observe with due or prescribed acts. 1. Keep is defined as to hold. Keep the hair tidy. 2. 19. 16.. 17. 15. specif.. 1. 23. Keep warm at the start First stop . or it can mean to continue doing something. Keep the streets clean of crime. Over here. etc. Keep the Revenue happy? 22. 20. etc. 18. ceremonies. celebrate or solemnize: to keep the Sabbath 2. to fulfill (a promise. Keep quiet.100 yards across the roundabout for a comfort stop. not about keeping the students safe from outside influences.
etc. preserve 5.) 6.. akin to Middle Low German kapen. Obsolete care. not tell (a secret. to prevent from leaving. etc. to conceal. etc. stay .. to have or hold for future use or for a long time 2. to supply with food or lodging for pay: to keep boarders 7. support 6.. to set down regularly in writing. from Old English cœpan. 1. etc. maintain (a continuous written record): to keep an account of sales 9. to look after. not lose or give up 7. or place) Origin: Middle English kepen . Archaic to attend (church. to look at or for intransitive verb 1. defend 2. 4. prevent from escaping 2. position. noun 1. from uncertain or unknown. not leave (a path. 5. to raise (livestock) 4. live. specif. or have and take care or charge of. in a specified condition. 1. to maintain in good order or condition. to hold in custody. detain 3. provide for. watch out for. 7. to stay or continue in a specified condition.2. 3. not become spoiled. specif. sour. to have or maintain in one's service or for one's use: to keep servants 8. last to require no immediate attention: a task that will keep until tomorrow ☆ Informal to continue in session: will school keep all day? Now Rare to reside. or happenings in: to keep books of account. 3. to protect. accounts. or cause to stay or continue.) regularly to take care of. to keep a diary 10. 5. to withhold 5. conduct. maintain a continuous record of transactions. perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form ĝab-. shelter. refrain: to keep from telling someone to stay in good condition. to hold back. charge. 2. 6. to carry on. watch over. guard. Old Norse kopa. go on.: to keep an engine running to have or hold. stale. to have regularly in stock for sale to have or hold and not let go. to behold. persevere or persist: often with on: to keep on talking to hold oneself back. etc. to stay in or at. to stare at .. to continue. lay hold of. 1. tend 3. position. to continue to have or hold. etc. specif. restrain: to keep someone from talking 4.. to supply with food. 4. to make regular entries in. 5. manage to maintain. or custody 2. course.
fort. a. verb. 3. keep·ing. b. . To manage. To remain in a state or condition. To supply with room and board for a charge: keep boarders. livelihood verb kept kept.1. To support (a mistress or lover) financially. transitive 1. support. keep quiet. kept the crowd back with barriers. e. To restrain: kept the child away from the stove. keeps verb. the strongest. c. a. To provide (a family. To enter (data) in a book: keep financial records. 7. food and shelter. store: Where do you keep your saw? 5. 8. Rare a keeping or being kept 4. 4. To detain: was kept after school. 10. fulfill: keep one's word. To put customarily. 13. To retain possession of: kept the change. stay: keep in line. kept well. a. To adhere or conform to. 9. To celebrate. b. keep guessing. 14. To cause to continue in a state. To maintain for use or service: an urbanite who didn't keep a car. what is needed to maintain a person or animal. castle 3. observe. To refrain from divulging: keep a secret. must keep your composure. tend. intransitive 1. To save. 12. for example) with maintenance and support: “There's little to earn and many to keep” (Charles Kingsley). donjon 2. 2. To be faithful to. To continue to do: keep on talking. or have charge of: Keep the shop while I'm away. condition. To prevent or deter: tried to keep the ice from melting. or course of action: tried to keep the patient calm. 2. 11. To maintain records in: keep a yearly diary. To raise: keep chickens. a. To have as a supply: keep an ax in the shed. follow: keep late hours. b. To preserve (food). a stronghold. innermost part or central tower of a medieval castle. b. 6. reserve: keep extra money for emergencies. d.
but she kept it up. Care. To continue to pay off (a financial obligation). 3. b. or succeeding: keep the revolutionaries down. a. A jail. etc. To remain adequately informed: loved to keep up on the gossip. keep to To adhere to: keep to the original purpose. To remain fresh or unspoiled: The dessert won't keep. forever. the drummers kept time for the marching band 2. to maintain a set rhythm. with the agreement that the winner will keep what he or she wins 2. Phrasal Verbs: keep at To persevere in work or an action. seize for keeps â˜ † Informal 1. To match one's competitors. etc. To restrain oneself.3. To persevere in. from Old English cēpan. persist in (an activity) keep in with Informal to remain on good terms with keep time 1. The means by which one is supported: earn one's keep. keep down To prevent from growing. hold oneself back: I couldn't keep from eavesdropping. b. To hold under control or at a reduced level: Keep your voice down. keep up To maintain in good condition: kept up the property. 2. To refrain from vomiting: Although seasick. carry on: We asked her to stop talking. To preserve or sustain: kept up the appearance of friendship. practicing. beat. a. colleagues. or neighbors in success or lifestyle: couldn't keep up with his friends who went into business. to observe. keep off To stay away from. charge: The child is in my keep for the day. accomplishing. permanently keep at to continue doing. 4. I managed to keep my food down. The stronghold of a castle. tempo. noun 1.. to mark the elapsing of time this watch keeps good time keep to . Origin: Middle English kepen. To continue at the same level or pace: The snow kept up all day.
to avoid the company of others 2.1. to avoid swerving from. Inc. not lag behind to remain informed about: with on or with keep up with to go or do as fast as. to treat (information. not tell keep up 1. 3. keep (one's) nose clean Informal To stay out of trouble. Cleveland. Inc. 4.. etc.) as confidential. 2. Ohio. not stop or end to maintain the pace. adhere to 3. to remain in keep to oneself 1. to persevere in 2. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. stay even with keep up with the Joneses to strive to get all the material things one's neighbors or associates have Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing. keep pace . open keep (one's) eyes /peeled To be on the lookout. to maintain in good order or condition to continue.
2. keep an eye on 1. mind.To stay even with others. keep the wolf from the door To avoid the privation and suffering resulting from a lack of money: Both spouses had to work in order to keep the wolf from the door. keep a stiff upper lip To be courageous or stoic in the face of adversity. Seriously and permanently: We're separating for keeps. for keeps 1. For an indefinitely long period: gave the ring to me for keeps. To watch over attentively. Music 2. To watch closely or carefully: keep your eye on the ball. To refrain from divulging: He kept the news to himself. 2. keep to (oneself) 1. as in a contest. To carry on a courtship: a couple who kept company but never married. To maintain the tempo or rhythm. keep time 1. 2. To indicate the correct time. To socialize or associate: keeps company with some tough thugs. keep an eye out To be watchful. . To shun the company of others: She kept to herself all morning. keep company 1. 2. keep (someone) company To accompany or remain with.
Keeping up with the sporting news? Keepd they slew all the men. Keeping an eye on you! Keeping the eye moist. Keep pace with the machines. Keepwever.100 yards across the roundabout for a comfort stop. security is about keeping the students safe from outside influences. or optimistic in the face of difficulty Keep track of your shopping patterns thus enabling us to identify you. the following should be kept in mind. Keep up repayments on your mortgage. Over here. but the women they kept alive. Keep the streets clean of crime. Keep the Revenue happy? Keep confidential all course materials supplied to you by the School. courageous. Keep abreast of practical solutions rather than theory. not about keeping the students safe from outside influences. Keep a record of where your site is ranked for search terms Price: $ 167. Keep companies alive. not about keeping the staff save from their wards. Keep up-to-date with news from Bath Lit Fest using a RSS newsreader. Keep in touch. Keep warm at the start First stop . . Keep quiet. Keep the hair tidy.keep (one's) chin up To be stalwart.
period of time. 2. as of events. 2. At or during a remote or initial period: decided very early to go into medicine. in the near future. or appearing before the expected or usual time: an early spring. or course of events: in the early morning. in the far distant past. adverb ear·lier. adjective earlier. 5. adverb. Early is defined as before the expected time. 2. early humans. adjective ) . before much time has passed Origin: Middle English erli . ear·liest 1. 4. like) adjective ear·li·er. a. near the beginning of a given period of time or of a series. before (see ere) plush -lice. . Of or belonging to a previous or remote period of time: the early inhabitants of the British Isles. from ær. b. An example of early is the first act of a five act performance. (from source ærlic. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development: an early form of life. an early act. adverb 1. he definition of early is near the beginning. At or near the beginning of the morning: She never used to get up so early. An example of early is showing up to a dinner party fifteen minutes before it starts. in ancient or remote times 4. An example of early is prehistoric humans. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series. scored important victories early in the campaign. developing. period of time.1. earliest 1. scored two runs in the early innings. or soon after the start. adv. 3. Maturing or developing relatively soon: an early variety of tomato. 1. Near the beginning of a given series. Occurring in the near future: Observers predicted an early end to the negotiations. before the expected or customary time 3. a. suffix (see -ly. b. Occurring. adv. from Old English ærlic. an early retirement. or course of events: departed early in the day. an early computer. soon after the start 2. or belonging to a previous time. ear·li·est 1.
During the summer months we do get booked up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. early indications are promising. Early in the morning. We make a very early start from here for the long climb up scree to Gilman's Point on the Crater Rim. Early 1990s. Early as the 11th century. but did not do so. a different concept emerged . or RISC machine. [he] found that being honest and being funny were almost the same thing” (Maureen Orth). and I'm organized. Early 1970s. Early 1980s. time to chill out. Early to avoid disappointment. early to say whether they will succeed. .the Reduced Instruction Set Computer. So no one can say if her relatively early death or her arthritis were a signficant indicator about cloning in general. also see bright and early. Early 19th century.3. well. In addition to the idioms beginning with early. Biology: Charlock generally flowers from May to July but flowering may begin as early as April in plants that germinated the previous autumn. 4. Soon in relation to others of its kind: a rose that was cultivated to bloom early. Early morning. My ambition would be to retire early ( not yet tho! Early in the second half they could have panicked. Early to decide for a or against a merger. Students who need to arrive early will be given information by their Faculty / Department. freeze out anyhow. near the beginning early on At an early stage or point: “Early on. Although it is too early to say whether they will succeed. The rally starts early Saturday morning and finishes early evening culminating in a " rite grand " party. Before the expected or usual time: arrived at the meeting a few minutes early. It remains too early to decide for a or against a merger. Early stages of the online signup process you will be provided with a list of hardware costs. were also in the fill. early on at an early stage.
Origin: Middle English finishen . death. 3. in order to prevent raveling to give (cloth. to bring to an end. of 2. boundary (post). to render worthless. 1. or binding. 5. leather.noun 1. To finish is defined as to complete. 3. originally . . An example of to finish is finding the spot for the last piece to a puzzle transitive verb 1. 6. The definition of a finish is a desired effect on a surface. wood. etc. of a garment). 2. from finis. An example of to finish is eating the last cookie. consume entirely: finish your milk to give final touches to. from Classical Latin finire. origin. An example of to finish is completing a race. 4. embellish or perfect to treat (a cut edge. helpless. esp. use up or give the final touches to. limit. something fixed in 2. to cause the defeat. an end. etc. 1. useless. to come to the end of: to finish a book to use up. to end . complete: to finish the work 2.) a desired surface effect 1. serging. etc. as by pinking. collapse. verb 1. An example of a finish is lacquer. from extended stem of Old French finir .
varnish. fix intransitive verb 1. 5. 3. stop. etc. perfection the manner or method of completion the way in which the surface. To give (wood. kill: finished the injured horse with a bullet. concludes. 2. downfall. etc. 5. downfall the taste a wine leaves in the mouth after it has been swallowed Carpentry joiner work. fin·ish·ing. To arrive at or attain the end of: finish a race. To bring about the ruin of: The stock market crash finished many speculators. to complete something being done 3. The last treatment or coating of a surface: applied a shellac finish to the cabinet. collapse. To come to an end. 4. The reason for one's ruin. course. completeness. varnished. 3. or that which brings it about. intransitive 1. 3. To consume all of. 9. polish in social or cultural matters defeat. especially: a. 6. 8. 2. polish. speech. is painted. panels. To reach the end of a task. To bring to an end. etc. as of furniture. transitive 1. 2. . 7. wax. verb. use up: finish a pie. To bring to a desired or required state: finish a painting. or perfects. stairs. refinement as in manners. to stick in from source dike. See Synonyms at complete. To destroy. or relationship. terminate 2. fin·ish·es verb.the ground . from Indo-European base an unverified form dhīgw-. for example) a desired or particular surface texture. etc. Something that completes.. as the installation of doors. noun 1. polished. the last part. smoothed. The final part. 6. 7. Classical Latin figere. to come to an end. to complete a contest in a specified position: to finish last noun 1. etc.. terminate: finished cleaning the room. 4. 2. the conclusion: racers neck-and-neck at the finish. which completes the interior of a building verb fin·ished. end anything used to give a desired surface effect. as paint.
to end or complete 2. refinement. finiss-. 5. A material used in surfacing or finishing. The flavor left in the mouth after wine has been swallowed. 4. to kill or destroy finish up 1. from Latin fīnīre. as of a contest . The surface texture produced by such a treatment or coating. to consume all of finish with 1. to end or complete 2. from fīnis. Completeness. become indifferent to in at the finish being present or taking part at the conclusion. to complete. Origin: Middle English finishen. to end or complete 2. to end relations with.b. c. polish. or smoothness of execution. from Old French finir. end finish off 1.
Impress 7000 lacquer finish All the features of the Impress 5000. Finished fifth. Finish 4th. Xda IIs stands out in the connected PDA world. Finished off the camping with a lovely camp fire. Finishing 5th. are preferred. 1. Finished sixth. he definition of a problem is something that has to be solved or an unpleasant or undesirable condition that needs to be corrected. There are two sprint finish lines. An example of a problem is an algebra equation. The sugar cane used in the rum gives it a silky smooth finish. which is ideal for creating the perfect cocktail. With stunning good looks and a sleek metallic black finish. with a tough lacquer finish that guarantees your badge for life. Ben. just three seconds out of fourth. Rachel Green and Simon Crompton all claimed podium finishes on that occasion. Finished fourth in both his finals. suitable for all skin types. their best placing in post-war seasons. Finish at 5pm with a glass of champagne. PLAN B 1 ) Smear glycerine on Clavinova keys and stool and buff to a polished finish. . Finished seventh of fifteen in the World Championships " . 6. Finishing runner-up to. Good-quality black-and-white photographs ( glossy finish ). made directly from the work to be reproduced. All cyclists start on square 0. Finish off your trail with a cooling drink or a winter warmer? Finishing touches to his novel Zoetrope. High coverage 1 liter per 10-15 square meters Durable satin finish. Plus Points: A fine textured cream with a Matt finish.
from Latin problēma. matter. objection. to throw before. the problem of how to arrange transportation. to throw. Origin: Middle English probleme . blē-. drive: see pro.2. 2. a proposition requiring solution by mathematical operations. considered the main problem to be his boss. esp. presenting a problem of human conduct or social relationships: a problem novel 2. from pro-. A question to be considered. or person that presents perplexity or difficulty: was having problems breathing. from Middle French . from Classical Greek problēma . adjective 1.in Indo-European roots.. 2. from proballein. very difficult to train or discipline: a problem child 1. from Classical Latin problema . have a problem with Informal 1. or answered: math problems. A misgiving. Difficult to deal with or control: a problem child. put forward : pro-. A situation. situation. Math.and amp. . 1. etc. 3. from proballein. from Greek. see gwelə. matter. solved. ball adjective 1. Dealing with a moral or social problem: a problem play. An example of a problem is when it is raining and you don't have an umbrella. or complaint: I have a problem with his cynicism. Origin: Middle English probleme. a question. to be unable to understand or do she has a problem with French verbs 2. to throw. see pro-2 + ballein. forward plush ballein. I will do what you ask: used in response to a request o problem Used to express confirmation of or compliance with a request. or person that is perplexing or difficult 3. from Old French. problēmat-. See Usage Note at dilemma. disapprove of I have a problem with your plans to paint the kitchen purple no problem Slang yes. very difficult to deal with. a question proposed for solution or consideration 2. to disagree with. to throw forward . constructions. before.
onto diagnosis and risk assessment. Diabetes is becoming a major health problem in many parts of the world. They don't really solve the problem of getting users up on the new OS.. I am a psychologist who has MS and a moderate level of mobility problems. Get advice on common health problems from the self-help guide. then hearing loss. The people they work with may be ill or disabled or have physical or mental health problems.25 million new cases of debt problems in 2005 alone. The fuel oil on the surface of the water was causing terrible problems for men waiting to be rescued.is also a mess. Problem domain -. then sight problems. Perhaps the biggest problem from the book's age is the slightly stuffy approach. . We fight for equal rights for people with sight problems. I've not had a problem in 200+ auctions. We have always been told retaliation is not the key to resolving problems.real life -. As a tier 3/4 service they provide for the most severe and complex drug problems. We need to be more innovative in how we address the problem. Maybe they're the real problem. The charity dealt with 1. One day it was heart problems. Are there really serious problems with the law here? Problem identification. not our way of life. In this essay I tackle the problem of solving every Sudoku puzzle. Diabetes is becoming a major health problem in many parts of the world. .
adjective 1. . from per. from pernicies. violent death. destruction . nec-. b. She had pernicious anemia.+ nex. from Latin perniciōsus. or ruin. deadly. An example of pernicious is the devastating effects of intense drug use. Causing great harm. Origin: Middle English. from perniciēs. wicked. 2. Archaic Evil. a. Related Forms: per·niˈcious·ly adverb per·niˈcious·ness noun adjective Tending to cause death or serious injury. evil Origin: French pernicieux . from pernecare. to kill . fatal. see nek-1 in Indo-European roots. destructive: pernicious rumors. thoroughly plush necare. to kill: see necroadjective 1. deadly 2. Tending to cause death or serious injury. destruction. destruction : per-.pernicious [pər nish′əs] adjective 1. deadly: a pernicious virus. The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive. per. from Classical Latin perniciosus . Rare wicked. in which vitamin B12 is not absorbed from the intestine. from Old French pernicios. causing great injury.
Pernicious myths have started to become a little too popular. He had pernicious anemia at age 49 years. I find all rules very pernicious to writing. In the same way science fiction has developed rules. There's one particularly pernicious piece of red tape that Kent County Council supports. In the war on terrorism and the role on HIV. If you don't understand the truly pernicious nature of the National ID card you probably deserve to be living in a police state. The negative impact upon black young people may be especially pernicious. the UN's role is equally pernicious. The grandmother put up with the pernicious nonsense. The pernicious weed has spread all through the flower bed. He felt it was pernicious doctrine. nothing was ever so unlucky. . Nothing was ever so pernicious to our country.
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