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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 bind by a contract. holds the respect of her peers. a. c. To have as a responsible position or a privilege: held the governorship for six years. curb: She held her temper. situation. c. To stop the movement or progress of: Hold the presses! c. To reserve or keep back from use: Please hold two tickets for us. To maintain occupation of by force or coercion: Protesters held the embassy for a week. To keep in the mind or convey as a judgment. d. b. To impose control or restraint on. Hold the relish on that hamburger. d. a. To maintain control over: Thieves held the stolen painting for ransom. or action: The storyteller held the crowd spellbound. To have and maintain in one's possession: holds a great deal of property. . for example). 4. To make accountable. or point of view: holds that this economic program is the only answer to high prices. a. d. 7. To maintain in a given condition. b. a. c. d. To defer the immediate handling of: The receptionist held all calls during the meeting. c. b. To have in recognition of achievement or superiority: holds the record for the one-mile race. b. To withstand the efforts or advance of (an opposing team.c. To have as a chief characteristic or quality: The film holds many surprises. obligate: He held me to my promise. To assert or affirm. b. To be the legal possessor of. a. To regard in a certain way: I hold you in high esteem. To adjudge or decree: The court held that the defendant was at fault. 8. To have in store: Let's see what the future holds. conviction. 6. 5. especially formally: This doctrine holds that people are inherently good.
To have legal right or title. To stay securely fastened: The chain held. b. hold a yard sale. applicable. To maintain a grasp or grip on something. a.9. To stop the countdown during a missile or spacecraft launch. A manner of grasping an opponent. Slang To have in one's possession illicit or illegally obtained material or goods. We held firm on the negotiations. noun 1. b. or by which something is affected or dominated: a writer with a strong hold on her readership. carry on: held the race in Texas. . 2. To withstand stress. b. a. 10. 2. Often used in the imperative. 6. pressure. To continue in the same direction: The ship held to an easterly course. an arm hold. 7. b. 3. as in wrestling or aikido: a neck hold. intransitive 1. A bond or force that attaches or restrains. for example) especially for protection: held my nose against the stench. A control or adjustor on a television that keeps the screen image in proper position: adjusted the horizontal hold. 8. verb. b. 4. Often used with of or from. To cover (the ears or the nose. or opposition: The defense held. The act or a means of grasping. Something that may be grasped or gripped. as for support. especially narcotics: The suspect was holding. A telephone service that allows one to temporarily interrupt a call without severing the connection. 5. To be valid. To cause to take place. To assemble for and conduct the activity of. To maintain a desired or accustomed position or condition: hopes the weather will hold. 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 true: The observation still holds in cases like this. convene: held a meeting of the board. To halt an intended action. a. 5. 3. 4. Complete control: has a firm hold on the complex issues. a. a. b.
cope: managed to hold up under the stress. resist: held the creditors off. hull of a ship. The state of being in confinement. To keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time. b. as in a countdown. Full understanding: has a good hold on physics. b. A direction or indication that something is to be reserved or deferred. held back my tears. To impede the progress of. support: I don't hold with your theories. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. a. Music a. hold on To maintain one's grip. a. To continue to be in supply or service. b. 7.c. To continue to resist: The defending garrison held out for a month. All rights reserved. hold up To obstruct or delay. hold to To remain loyal or faithful to: She held to her resolutions. 8. often at gunpoint. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. hold with To agree with. A temporary halt. Origin: Alteration (influenced by hold1) of Middle English hole. 6. see kel-1 in Indo-European roots. hold down To limit: Please hold the noise down. husk. last: Our food is holding out nicely. The symbol designating this pause. To continue a term of office past the usual length of time. Phrasal Verbs: hold back To retain in one's possession or control: held back valuable information. To restrain oneself. Origin: Middle English holden. hold out To present or proffer as something attainable. hold over a. a fermata. noun The lower interior part of a ship or airplane where cargo is stored. especially to keep a telephone connection open. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. hold off To keep at a distance. To continue to do something. To offer or present as an example: held the essay up as a model for the students. To continue to function without losing force or effectiveness. from Old English healdan. Archaic A fortified place. custody. A prison cell. b. hold forth To talk at great length. . cling. The sustaining of a note longer than its indicated time value. To postpone or delay. To refuse to reach or satisfy an agreement. To fulfill the duties of (a job): holds down two jobs. 9. To rob while armed. To wait for something wanted or requested. persist. To prolong the engagement of: The film was held over for weeks. from Old English hulu. To stop or delay doing something: Let's hold off until we have more data. a stronghold.
1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons.Phrases/Idioms In addition to the idioms beginning with hold. on hold. See also Centrex. All rights reserved.hold . Indianapolis. hold . KTS. have a hold over. In a KTS environment. stand (hold) one's ground. (hold the) purse strings. take hold. get hold of. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Inc. 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. also see (hold) at bay.. Indiana. The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003. no holds barred. lay hold of. hang (hold) on to your hat. which often is initiated by depressing the hold button twice. KTS. bear (hold) a grudge. . leave holding the bag. also known as I-hold. or PBX) feature that enables a user to place an existing call in a suspended state simply by depressing the hold feature button. The user can reconnect the call at any time by depressing the button associated with the line on hold. and PBX. with a holding indication usually in the form of a blinking light next to the associated line. Webster's New World Telecom Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing.Computer Definition A voice telephone system (Centrex. Inc.
propose hold in 1. to delay action on a matter. to restrain 2. restrict the rain held down attendance at the game hold forth Etymology: cf. to keep down or under control. lecture 2. seize. to refrain 3. Now Rare to offer. to retain hold down 1. restrain 2. to acquire hold back 1. to keep in or back 2. Phil. preach. seize.catch hold of to take. 2:16 1. to control oneself or one's impulses hold off 1. to limit. to take. to keep away or at a distance 2. â˜ † Informal to have and keep (a job) 3. as in awaiting additional information . to keep from attacking or doing something 3. to speak at some length. grasp 2. grasp get hold of 1.
2. delay. Informal stop!wait! hold one's own to maintain one's place or condition in spite of obstacles or reverses hold out 1. impede â˜ † to stop forcibly and rob â˜ † Informal to overcharge hold with 1. to last. prop up to show. 6. persist 3. to take. to postpone consideration of or action on 2. endure. â˜ † to keep as a threat or advantage over hold up 1. continue to stop. 3. 3. to approve of lay hold of or take hold of 1. to keep from falling. continue to continue resistance. to keep or stay for an additional period or term 3.hold on 1. 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. stand firm. 5. 2. to agree or side with 2. to continue. endure. 4. grasp . seize. exhibit to last. to retain one's hold 2. 4.
as by telephone: tried to get hold of you but the line was busy. in a period or state of interruption or delay the countdown was on hold 2.. do one's share. To come into possession of. in a state of interruption in a telephone call. hold (one's) end up To fulfill one's part of an agreement. 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. Inc. start telling the truth. . Ohio. hold out on (someone) To withhold something from: Don't hold out on me. Cleveland. To communicate with.2. Inc. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. To gain control of. 3. hold (one's) own To do reasonably well despite difficulty or criticism. find: Where can I get hold of a copy? 2. to get control or possession of no holds barred Informal with no set rules or limits on hold 1. 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. get hold of 1.
Into a state of temporary interruption without severing a telephone connection: put me on hold for 10 minutes. on hold 1. no holds barred Without limits or restraints. Often used in the imperative: Hold the phone! Let's end this argument. hold the fort Informal 1. hold water To stand up to critical examination: Your explanation doesn't hold water.hold (someone's) feet to the fire To pressure (someone) to consent to or undertake something. Informal . 2. hold the phone Slang To stop doing what one is engaged in doing. 2. To be left with empty hands. hold sway To have a controlling influence. To maintain a secure position. dominate. To assume responsibility. especially in another's absence. hold the bag Informal 1. To be forced to assume total responsibility when it ought to have been shared. hold the line To maintain the existing position or state of affairs: had to hold the line on salary increases.
. Holds true for the Divine name Redeemer. who have been held captive for a long period of time. built in 1829 by Thomas Telford. Holdere were deaths in police custody for which no one was held accountable. . Holdu have two hundred million demons who have been released. hold on. Holde Hospital cannot be held responsible for losses of money or valuables not handed in for safe keeping. Holdring this time he also held the office of County Grand Master of Armagh Orange Lodge. Hold Sentence Examples Hold a meeting in early March to review the first steps of the process. Holding a one-day seminar.. It was once a Parliamentary Church. Holde charges involved are quite considerable and you will be held liable for them.. Hold up to 20.. Holding to be held on behalf of the employees. friendly. . . 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. unassuming and entertaining companion..000 liters of water. 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. who. Hold addition to this.2. Hold down the CTRL key. Hold governments accountable for their spending and the delivery of public services. Holdld a Test Team position for at least 2 years. held under the auspices of NATO. Hold was held in high esteem as an energetic. hold on. .. Into a state of delay or indeterminate suspension: had to put the romance on hold. Hold said that 2 applications were currently being held pending a response from the Department.
frothy. The definition of fluffy is something that is soft and airy. Fluffy white clouds. fuzzy: hazy. Light or frivolous: a fluffy musical comedy. give him a fluffy wing. a. 3. fluffy thinking that only confused the matter. Fluffy as a cloud. or resembling fluff. An example of something fluffy is a novel that isn't very complex but is still fun to read. An example of something fluffy is a angel food cake. fluff·i·est 1. b. 1. Lacking depth or precision. soft: fluffy curls. feathery 2. . foamy Related Forms: fluffiness noun adjective fluff·i·er. a fluffy soufflé. or something that is light or without substance. If you can't make the whole chick shape fluffy. relating to. soft and light like fluff. b. fluffiest 1. Of. 2. An example of something fluffy is a cotton ball. Light and airy. 2. a. adjective fluffier. Covered with fluff. covered with fluff 3. Fluffy on the inside. 3.1.
Reading a Burke is. Sometimes too sharp bleed out of my eyes. loosely tied. Fluffy bunny. easy yet not fluffy.they are so fluffy and loveable. Fluffy towels. Fluffy brown ducklings escorted by their mother . I love rabbits too . get caught in my throat. Well look at me. adjective 1.is a pretty sight. I'm an eight year old lady with a very fluffy tail! Fluffy yellow chicks. or other soft animal. . I'm all fluffy.the sheeps ' fleeces really do look fluffy. You'd be forgiven for thinking this was all rather fluffy. for me. the fungus quickly formed a dense white mycelium.among the lily beds of a mere . On PDA. The definition of a horse is a creature with hooves that belongs to the family Equidae. which later became fluffy. Fluffy bathrobe of the same soft pink color. crisp clean linen & copious amounts of hot water. Horse means relating to the hoofed creatures of the family Equidae. tits nuzzling inside. It also gives a great sense of texture . noun 1. Sometimes my ideas are too fluffy. An example of horse is a saddle for riding.
raised in many breeds. to leap (or . or is carried on it 4. esp. verb 1. Informal a knight 7. to run from source Classical Latin cursus) transitive verb horsed.. a domesticated or wild. a clotheshorse 5. probably . Horse is defined as to provide with or ride on a hoofed member of the family Equidae. Mining a mass of earth or rock inside a vein or coal seam Origin: Middle English hors . perhaps an unverified form -. ☆ Informal pony (sense ) 8. a padded block on legs. having a large body and head. horsepower (sense ) 3. from Old English hors. etc. from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-. from uncertain or unknown. Mil. flowing tail: horses have been ridden. the full-grown male of the horse. to place on a man's back or a wooden horse for flogging 2. Gym. ☆ Slang to subject to horseplay intransitive verb to mount or go on horseback adjective . perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus). four usually long. Informal to shove. television character Mr. Chess. 1. Brit. 1. horsepower (sense ) 2. akin to German ross (OHG hros). a man regarded as resembling a horse. gelding or stallion 3. and a long. used for vaulting events 10. horsing 1. thin legs. to support something. to flog 3. Slang 1. rides. push 4. Ed.. An example of horse is to go to the stable and ride one of the animals. noun pl. mounted troops. a device. since ancient times 2. as in having great strength or endurance: sometimes used as a general term of address 6.An example of horse is the talking horse. cavalry 11. to supply with a horse or horses. sawhorse 2. horses or horse 1. put on horseback 2. ☆ heroin 9. used to pull loads. anything like a horse in that a person sits. hros. a frame with legs. specif.
Larger or cruder than others that are similar: horse pills. Geology a. 6. 2. and a long tail. hors·ing. Slang Heroin. A large hoofed mammal (Equus caballus) having a short-haired coat. 4. a. A large block of displaced rock that is caught along a fault. Often used in the plural. 5. used for supporting or holding. verb. strong. Sports A vaulting horse.1. transitive 1. Of or relating to a horse: a horse blanket. Used of a mare. 3. Horsepower. such as the wild Asian species E. a stallion. from Old English hors. or coarse of its kind: horse mackerel noun 1. a long mane. mounted on horses 3. 7. A block of rock interrupting a vein and containing no minerals. c. An adult male horse. of a horse or horses 2. 2. Origin: Middle English. 2. . To haul or hoist energetically: “Things had changed little since the days of the pyramids. przewalskii or certain extinct forms related ancestrally to the modern horse. Drawn or operated by a horse. 3. domesticated since ancient times and used for riding and for drawing or carrying loads. with building materials being horsed into place by muscle power” (Henry Allen). Mounted soldiers. hors·es verb. b. usually with four legs. large. 4. Any of various equine mammals. verb horsed horsed. b. To provide with a horse. intransitive To be in heat. adjective 1. Mounted on horses: horse guards. Phrasal Verb: horse around Informal To indulge in horseplay or frivolous activity: Stop horsing around and get to work. cavalry: a squadron of horse. A frame or device.
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. to engage in horseplay 2. back the wrong horse â˜ † 1. Ohio. .The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. Inc. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. to bet on a horse that loses the race 2. or disdainful manner to horse! get on your horse!mount! Webster's New World College Dictionary Copyright © 2010 by Wiley Publishing.. haughty. 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. Inc. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved. Cleveland.
superior. To dwell tiresomely on a matter that has already been decided. hold (one's) horses To restrain oneself.another a horse of /a different color Another matter entirely. the horse's mouth A source of information regarded as original or unimpeachable. 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. or conceited. beat /flog a dead horse 1. a domesticated or wild. raised in many breeds. etc. thin legs. be /get on (one's) high horse To be or become disdainful. perissodactylous mammal (Equus caballus). four usually long. gelding or stallion . since ancient times 2. To continue to pursue a cause that has no hope of success. and a long. used to pull loads. All rights reserved. 2. flowing tail: horses have been ridden. something else. having a large body and head. horse Variant of horse noun pl. The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language. the full-grown male of the horse. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. horses or horse 1.
a padded block on legs. Keep track of your shopping patterns thus enabling us to identify you. rides. 9. cavalry 11. hros. Keep in touch. Brit. horsepower (sense ) 3.. a device.. Mil. strong. 11. Keeping up with the sporting news? 12. anything like a horse in that a person sits. put on horseback 2.3. Slang 1. . perhaps an unverified form -. 8. used for vaulting events 10. Informal a knight 7. horsing 1. large. to place on a man's back or a wooden horse for flogging 2. or is carried on it 4. Keeping the eye moist. akin to German ross (OHG hros). mounted troops. 13. from Indo-European base an unverified form (s)ker-. horsepower (sense ) 2. Chess. as in having great strength or endurance: sometimes used as a general term of address 6. ☆ Slang to subject to horseplay intransitive verb to mount or go on horseback adjective 1. Keeping an eye on you! 10. sawhorse 2. to support something. or coarse of its kind: horse mackerel 4. a frame with legs. Keepd they slew all the men. 7. 1. 6. to flog 3. a man regarded as resembling a horse. Keep abreast of practical solutions rather than theory. to supply with a horse or horses. of a horse or horses 2. ☆ heroin 9. but the women they kept alive. mounted on horses 3. from uncertain or unknown. Keepwever. to leap (or . Gym. Mining a mass of earth or rock inside a vein or coal seam Origin: Middle English hors . specif. to run from source Classical Latin cursus) transitive verb horsed. the following should be kept in mind. 5. ☆ Informal pony (sense ) 8. push 4. Informal to shove. Keep up repayments on your mortgage. Keep companies alive. 1. esp. from Old English hors. a clotheshorse 5. probably .
not about keeping the students safe from outside influences. or retain something. transitive verb kept. An example of to keep is for a person to place all of her money in a savings account. or it can mean to continue doing something. to go on maintaining: to keep pace . to fulfill (a promise. verb 1. 19.100 yards across the roundabout for a comfort stop. diet. 1. 18. Keep a record of where your site is ranked for search terms Price: $ 167. 15. etc. Keep the hair tidy. specif. security is about keeping the students safe from outside influences. Keep warm at the start First stop . Over here.) 3. Keep the Revenue happy? 22. keeping 1. 2. Keep confidential all course materials supplied to you by the School. ceremonies. An example of to keep is to continue searching until you find a job.) 4. etc. 20. Keep up-to-date with news from Bath Lit Fest using a RSS newsreader. Keep the streets clean of crime. celebrate or solemnize: to keep the Sabbath 2.. 21. Keep is defined as to hold. 23. 16. to follow or adhere to (a routine. Keep pace with the machines.14. 1.. 17. etc. to observe with due or prescribed acts. to observe or pay regard to. Keep quiet. not about keeping the staff save from their wards.
. preserve 5. to look at or for intransitive verb 1. specif. or cause to stay or continue. 7. from Old English cœpan. etc. not tell (a secret. not leave (a path. to stare at . to withhold 5. stale. not lose or give up 7.2. to have regularly in stock for sale to have or hold and not let go. accounts. stay . to maintain in good order or condition. persevere or persist: often with on: to keep on talking to hold oneself back. go on. position.: to keep an engine running to have or hold. support 6. 1. sour. to keep a diary 10. to set down regularly in writing. to continue to have or hold. 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. to raise (livestock) 4. 2. lay hold of. in a specified condition. guard.. to supply with food. detain 3. conduct. to prevent from leaving. 4. etc. specif. course. etc. 3.. tend 3. 1. etc. from uncertain or unknown. to behold. Old Norse kopa. 3. watch out for. Archaic to attend (church. to hold in custody. to make regular entries in. 6. 1. provide for. to conceal. Obsolete care. refrain: to keep from telling someone to stay in good condition. 5. or happenings in: to keep books of account. to look after. to carry on. prevent from escaping 2. to have or hold for future use or for a long time 2. to stay or continue in a specified condition. 5. to continue. to have or maintain in one's service or for one's use: to keep servants 8.. etc. not become spoiled. watch over.) 6. shelter.) regularly to take care of. or custody 2. maintain a continuous record of transactions. defend 2.. 5. live. charge. akin to Middle Low German kapen. or have and take care or charge of. noun 1. to supply with food or lodging for pay: to keep boarders 7. perhaps Indo-European base an unverified form ĝab-. 4. etc. or place) Origin: Middle English kepen . to protect. maintain (a continuous written record): to keep an account of sales 9. manage to maintain. restrain: to keep someone from talking 4. specif. to hold back. to stay in or at. position.
7. To detain: was kept after school. kept the crowd back with barriers. or course of action: tried to keep the patient calm. store: Where do you keep your saw? 5. fort. To retain possession of: kept the change. a. or have charge of: Keep the shop while I'm away. b. To provide (a family. To prevent or deter: tried to keep the ice from melting. keep guessing. 13. To remain in a state or condition.1. condition. tend. 2. innermost part or central tower of a medieval castle. b. To have as a supply: keep an ax in the shed. kept well. To restrain: kept the child away from the stove. To be faithful to. b. c. what is needed to maintain a person or animal. To support (a mistress or lover) financially. 3. Rare a keeping or being kept 4. follow: keep late hours. 4. livelihood verb kept kept. a. To maintain for use or service: an urbanite who didn't keep a car. e. support. 10. must keep your composure. To put customarily. 14. 12. castle 3. for example) with maintenance and support: “There's little to earn and many to keep” (Charles Kingsley). To continue to do: keep on talking. a stronghold. 8. intransitive 1. a. . keep·ing. fulfill: keep one's word. d. 2. To refrain from divulging: keep a secret. To enter (data) in a book: keep financial records. To manage. verb. stay: keep in line. To cause to continue in a state. food and shelter. To preserve (food). To raise: keep chickens. 11. observe. To celebrate. a. transitive 1. To adhere or conform to. To maintain records in: keep a yearly diary. keeps verb. reserve: keep extra money for emergencies. To save. b. keep quiet. 6. To supply with room and board for a charge: keep boarders. donjon 2. the strongest. 9.
Origin: Middle English kepen. permanently keep at to continue doing. practicing. the drummers kept time for the marching band 2. etc. charge: The child is in my keep for the day. Care. To persevere in. 3. from Old English cēpan.. to observe. forever. To continue to pay off (a financial obligation). The means by which one is supported: earn one's keep. keep down To prevent from growing. or succeeding: keep the revolutionaries down. To remain adequately informed: loved to keep up on the gossip. etc. To preserve or sustain: kept up the appearance of friendship. To continue at the same level or pace: The snow kept up all day. but she kept it up. b. beat. To remain fresh or unspoiled: The dessert won't keep. keep off To stay away from. To match one's competitors. 4. b. to mark the elapsing of time this watch keeps good time keep to . seize for keeps â˜ † Informal 1. 2. A jail. carry on: We asked her to stop talking. keep up To maintain in good condition: kept up the property. hold oneself back: I couldn't keep from eavesdropping. a. to maintain a set rhythm. The stronghold of a castle. with the agreement that the winner will keep what he or she wins 2. I managed to keep my food down. To refrain from vomiting: Although seasick. To restrain oneself. persist in (an activity) keep in with Informal to remain on good terms with keep time 1. keep to To adhere to: keep to the original purpose. To hold under control or at a reduced level: Keep your voice down. colleagues. Phrasal Verbs: keep at To persevere in work or an action. a. or neighbors in success or lifestyle: couldn't keep up with his friends who went into business.3. accomplishing. tempo. noun 1.
to avoid the company of others 2. adhere to 3. to persevere in 2. Inc. to avoid swerving from. 3. Used by arrangement with John Wiley & Sons. 4. 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. to remain in keep to oneself 1.1. Inc. etc. open keep (one's) eyes /peeled To be on the lookout. to maintain in good order or condition to continue. to treat (information. not lag behind to remain informed about: with on or with keep up with to go or do as fast as.) as confidential. Ohio. not tell keep up 1. keep pace .. not stop or end to maintain the pace. Cleveland. keep (one's) nose clean Informal To stay out of trouble. 2.
To maintain the tempo or rhythm. 2. To watch over attentively. 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 an eye on 1. keep an eye out To be watchful. To carry on a courtship: a couple who kept company but never married. To indicate the correct time. 2.To stay even with others. keep (someone) company To accompany or remain with. keep to (oneself) 1. mind. 2. For an indefinitely long period: gave the ring to me for keeps. . for keeps 1. 2. Music 2. Seriously and permanently: We're separating for keeps. To shun the company of others: She kept to herself all morning. keep company 1. keep a stiff upper lip To be courageous or stoic in the face of adversity. To watch closely or carefully: keep your eye on the ball. To refrain from divulging: He kept the news to himself. keep time 1. To socialize or associate: keeps company with some tough thugs. as in a contest.
or optimistic in the face of difficulty Keep track of your shopping patterns thus enabling us to identify you. Over here.100 yards across the roundabout for a comfort stop. Keep up repayments on your mortgage. not about keeping the students safe from outside influences. Keep quiet. Keep pace with the machines. Keep the Revenue happy? Keep confidential all course materials supplied to you by the School. but the women they kept alive. Keep companies alive. Keep in touch. Keeping an eye on you! Keeping the eye moist. Keep abreast of practical solutions rather than theory. Keep up-to-date with news from Bath Lit Fest using a RSS newsreader.keep (one's) chin up To be stalwart. . not about keeping the staff save from their wards. Keep the hair tidy. Keepwever. Keep warm at the start First stop . Keeping up with the sporting news? Keepd they slew all the men. Keep the streets clean of crime. courageous. Keep a record of where your site is ranked for search terms Price: $ 167. security is about keeping the students safe from outside influences. the following should be kept in mind.
An example of early is the first act of a five act performance. . 2. 3. b. or course of events: departed early in the day. 5. Early is defined as before the expected time. adverb. adverb 1. as of events. ear·liest 1. an early retirement. before (see ere) plush -lice. period of time. earliest 1. Occurring in the near future: Observers predicted an early end to the negotiations. early humans. he definition of early is near the beginning. a. or soon after the start. adjective earlier. Of or occurring near the beginning of a given series. scored two runs in the early innings. from Old English ærlic. At or near the beginning of the morning: She never used to get up so early. in the far distant past. Maturing or developing relatively soon: an early variety of tomato. (from source ærlic.1. Near the beginning of a given series. adv. from ær. before the expected or customary time 3. before much time has passed Origin: Middle English erli . suffix (see -ly. adv. in ancient or remote times 4. Of or belonging to a previous or remote period of time: the early inhabitants of the British Isles. in the near future. 1. like) adjective ear·li·er. b. period of time. 4. An example of early is prehistoric humans. or appearing before the expected or usual time: an early spring. Occurring. a. scored important victories early in the campaign. an early computer. developing. or course of events: in the early morning. At or during a remote or initial period: decided very early to go into medicine. an early act. or belonging to a previous time. soon after the start 2. 2. adjective ) . ear·li·est 1. Of or belonging to an initial stage of development: an early form of life. An example of early is showing up to a dinner party fifteen minutes before it starts. adverb ear·lier. 2. near the beginning of a given period of time or of a series.
well. Although it is too early to say whether they will succeed. or RISC machine. In addition to the idioms beginning with early. The rally starts early Saturday morning and finishes early evening culminating in a " rite grand " party. and I'm organized. early on at an early stage. were also in the fill. Early stages of the online signup process you will be provided with a list of hardware costs. near the beginning early on At an early stage or point: “Early on.the Reduced Instruction Set Computer. . Early in the morning. Early to decide for a or against a merger. early to say whether they will succeed. Biology: Charlock generally flowers from May to July but flowering may begin as early as April in plants that germinated the previous autumn. So no one can say if her relatively early death or her arthritis were a signficant indicator about cloning in general. Early to avoid disappointment. During the summer months we do get booked up quickly so please book early to avoid disappointment. Before the expected or usual time: arrived at the meeting a few minutes early. Early 19th century.3. 4. Soon in relation to others of its kind: a rose that was cultivated to bloom early. We make a very early start from here for the long climb up scree to Gilman's Point on the Crater Rim. time to chill out. also see bright and early. freeze out anyhow. It remains too early to decide for a or against a merger. a different concept emerged . Students who need to arrive early will be given information by their Faculty / Department. Early 1970s. but did not do so. Early 1980s. Early morning. My ambition would be to retire early ( not yet tho! Early in the second half they could have panicked. Early as the 11th century. early indications are promising. [he] found that being honest and being funny were almost the same thing” (Maureen Orth). Early 1990s.
from finis. 3. to end . collapse. serging. useless. Origin: Middle English finishen . An example of to finish is completing a race.) a desired surface effect 1. etc. etc. An example of to finish is eating the last cookie. to come to the end of: to finish a book to use up. origin. of 2. To finish is defined as to complete. complete: to finish the work 2. 3. of a garment). an end. 1. or binding. consume entirely: finish your milk to give final touches to. 2. to render worthless. 5. to bring to an end. etc. wood. 6. something fixed in 2. An example of a finish is lacquer. from extended stem of Old French finir . from Classical Latin finire. to cause the defeat. limit. originally . as by pinking. The definition of a finish is a desired effect on a surface. 1. embellish or perfect to treat (a cut edge. in order to prevent raveling to give (cloth. helpless. esp. leather.noun 1. verb 1. . use up or give the final touches to. death. An example of to finish is finding the spot for the last piece to a puzzle transitive verb 1. 4. boundary (post).
course. polished. 3. 4. to complete a contest in a specified position: to finish last noun 1. completeness. See Synonyms at complete. 2. To bring about the ruin of: The stock market crash finished many speculators. transitive 1. kill: finished the injured horse with a bullet. or that which brings it about. To destroy. stairs. 7. etc. Classical Latin figere. To bring to an end. as of furniture. which completes the interior of a building verb fin·ished. . The last treatment or coating of a surface: applied a shellac finish to the cabinet. collapse. from Indo-European base an unverified form dhīgw-.. end anything used to give a desired surface effect. verb. the conclusion: racers neck-and-neck at the finish. intransitive 1. to come to an end. or perfects. fix intransitive verb 1. panels. terminate: finished cleaning the room. as the installation of doors. use up: finish a pie. noun 1. The reason for one's ruin. etc. etc. terminate 2. 8. fin·ish·es verb. concludes. 9. speech. varnish. 7. for example) a desired or particular surface texture. 5. stop. To consume all of. or relationship. The final part.. downfall. etc. 6. To reach the end of a task. perfection the manner or method of completion the way in which the surface. 2. especially: a.the ground . polish in social or cultural matters defeat. Something that completes. refinement as in manners. polish. To arrive at or attain the end of: finish a race. wax. 3. etc. smoothed. 5. the last part. varnished. 3. as paint. to complete something being done 3. 4. 2. 2. To give (wood. downfall the taste a wine leaves in the mouth after it has been swallowed Carpentry joiner work. is painted. To come to an end. 6. to stick in from source dike. fin·ish·ing. To bring to a desired or required state: finish a painting.
to end relations with. become indifferent to in at the finish being present or taking part at the conclusion. refinement. from Latin fīnīre. 5.b. A material used in surfacing or finishing. 4. c. to end or complete 2. The flavor left in the mouth after wine has been swallowed. Completeness. Origin: Middle English finishen. from fīnis. to kill or destroy finish up 1. as of a contest . polish. to complete. end finish off 1. from Old French finir. to consume all of finish with 1. to end or complete 2. or smoothness of execution. The surface texture produced by such a treatment or coating. finiss-. to end or complete 2.
Finished off the camping with a lovely camp fire. Finished fourth in both his finals. suitable for all skin types. High coverage 1 liter per 10-15 square meters Durable satin finish. their best placing in post-war seasons. There are two sprint finish lines. Finished seventh of fifteen in the World Championships " . just three seconds out of fourth. Finish 4th. Finished fifth. Finished sixth. Plus Points: A fine textured cream with a Matt finish. Finish off your trail with a cooling drink or a winter warmer? Finishing touches to his novel Zoetrope. An example of a problem is an algebra equation. . Ben. Xda IIs stands out in the connected PDA world. All cyclists start on square 0. are preferred. Rachel Green and Simon Crompton all claimed podium finishes on that occasion. With stunning good looks and a sleek metallic black finish. Impress 7000 lacquer finish All the features of the Impress 5000. Finishing runner-up to. PLAN B 1 ) Smear glycerine on Clavinova keys and stool and buff to a polished finish. Finish at 5pm with a glass of champagne. Finishing 5th. Good-quality black-and-white photographs ( glossy finish ). 6. The sugar cane used in the rum gives it a silky smooth finish. with a tough lacquer finish that guarantees your badge for life. 1. made directly from the work to be reproduced. which is ideal for creating the perfect cocktail. he definition of a problem is something that has to be solved or an unpleasant or undesirable condition that needs to be corrected.
See Usage Note at dilemma. I will do what you ask: used in response to a request o problem Used to express confirmation of or compliance with a request. from Greek. An example of a problem is when it is raining and you don't have an umbrella. . etc. A situation. a question. from proballein. 2. Origin: Middle English probleme. 3. very difficult to deal with.in Indo-European roots. put forward : pro-. to be unable to understand or do she has a problem with French verbs 2. forward plush ballein. blē-. problēmat-. or complaint: I have a problem with his cynicism. Difficult to deal with or control: a problem child. situation. objection. 2.2. see gwelə. disapprove of I have a problem with your plans to paint the kitchen purple no problem Slang yes. before. the problem of how to arrange transportation. matter. to throw before. or person that presents perplexity or difficulty: was having problems breathing. or answered: math problems. presenting a problem of human conduct or social relationships: a problem novel 2. from Old French. a question proposed for solution or consideration 2. from Classical Latin problema . to disagree with. very difficult to train or discipline: a problem child 1.and amp. ball adjective 1. Dealing with a moral or social problem: a problem play. Math. from proballein. esp. have a problem with Informal 1. from pro-. a proposition requiring solution by mathematical operations. A misgiving. adjective 1. to throw. to throw. see pro-2 + ballein. from Latin problēma. matter. or person that is perplexing or difficult 3. drive: see pro. Origin: Middle English probleme . considered the main problem to be his boss. solved. A question to be considered. constructions. from Classical Greek problēma . from Middle French .. to throw forward . 1.
I've not had a problem in 200+ auctions. We fight for equal rights for people with sight problems. Diabetes is becoming a major health problem in many parts of the world. We need to be more innovative in how we address the problem. Get advice on common health problems from the self-help guide.is also a mess. They don't really solve the problem of getting users up on the new OS. As a tier 3/4 service they provide for the most severe and complex drug problems. Are there really serious problems with the law here? Problem identification. In this essay I tackle the problem of solving every Sudoku puzzle.real life -. The people they work with may be ill or disabled or have physical or mental health problems. The fuel oil on the surface of the water was causing terrible problems for men waiting to be rescued.25 million new cases of debt problems in 2005 alone. Diabetes is becoming a major health problem in many parts of the world. . onto diagnosis and risk assessment. We have always been told retaliation is not the key to resolving problems. not our way of life. Perhaps the biggest problem from the book's age is the slightly stuffy approach. then hearing loss. . The charity dealt with 1. One day it was heart problems. then sight problems. I am a psychologist who has MS and a moderate level of mobility problems. Problem domain -. Maybe they're the real problem..
fatal. destruction : per-. b. in which vitamin B12 is not absorbed from the intestine. causing great injury. from Old French pernicios. a. evil Origin: French pernicieux . or ruin. Tending to cause death or serious injury. to kill: see necroadjective 1. wicked. see nek-1 in Indo-European roots. adjective 1. destruction .pernicious [pər nish′əs] adjective 1. Archaic Evil. The definition of pernicious is deadly or very destructive. from pernicies. deadly. violent death. 2. to kill . Causing great harm. Related Forms: per·niˈcious·ly adverb per·niˈcious·ness noun adjective Tending to cause death or serious injury. from pernecare. from Classical Latin perniciosus . Rare wicked. She had pernicious anemia. An example of pernicious is the devastating effects of intense drug use. from per. deadly: a pernicious virus. Origin: Middle English. per. from perniciēs. from Latin perniciōsus. destructive: pernicious rumors. thoroughly plush necare. deadly 2.+ nex. destruction. nec-. .
He had pernicious anemia at age 49 years. 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 UN's role is equally pernicious. Pernicious myths have started to become a little too popular. There's one particularly pernicious piece of red tape that Kent County Council supports. He felt it was pernicious doctrine. In the war on terrorism and the role on HIV. The negative impact upon black young people may be especially pernicious. The grandmother put up with the pernicious nonsense. In the same way science fiction has developed rules. I find all rules very pernicious to writing. The pernicious weed has spread all through the flower bed. nothing was ever so unlucky. Nothing was ever so pernicious to our country.
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