Phrasal Verb HOLD

HOLD AGAINST = have a grudge; show little respect

Why on earth do you hold it against her? Forget about it.

HOLD BACK = A. not show emotion B. prevent from progressing or moving
forward C. not disclose or make public

A. He tried to hold back his tears while watching the sad movie but couldn't.
B. Some school children are held back a grade in elementary school.
C. The politician held back the information about his drunk driving arrest
when he was younger.

HOLD BACK FROM = not allowed to do something

John was held back from going to the movies by his mother.

HOLD DOWN = A. keep or have a job B. prevent from moving by restraint
c. retain in your stomach

A. It's hard to hold down a job in uncertain economic times
B. Jill was held down by her big brother John.
C. I couldn't hold down my lunch when we went sailing in the evening.

HOLD FORTH = state your opinions about something

John is holding forth about socialism's benefit again. What a bore!

HOLD OFF = A. delay B. bad weather NOT appearing C. prevent someone from
attacking or beating you

A. We had to hold off buying a new car this year as John lost his job.
B. The snow held off long enough for us to get all of the wood ready for the
winter.
C. The police held off the violent crowd with tear gas.

HOLD ON = A. wait B. grip tightly

A. Hold on a minute, I'll be right there.
B. Get a good hold on the handle before you give it a pull.

HOLD ONTO = A. keep longer than necessary B. hold tightly; grip

A. My father-in-law likes to hold onto old newspapers for some odd reason.
B. Hold onto the rope and it'll pull you up the hill.

HOLD OUT = A. resist B. extend in front of you

HOLD OVER = A. go longer than planned A. 5. At school we had to hold out our hands so they could inspect our fingernails. B. He held _____ for 5 hours about the importance of conservation. B. not pay Don't hold out on me now. HOLD OUT FOR = wait for something better Why aren't you eating dessert? I'm holding out for the chocolate mousse. delay especially when travelling B. I have a friend who was held ____ in the third grade because he was so small. Tel me where you were last night. If I find out you are. The union strikers held out until they go what they wanted. Robbery (a bank hold up. The surprise was held over until the next day at school. HOLD WITH = A. delay B. We were held ____ by traffic again. The store was held up by two men wearing masks. John held ____ Jill until she cried 'uncle. HOLD OUT ON = not disclose.) A. 6. 2.A. . etc. HOLD TOGETHER = not break up or come apart The book was held together with duct tape down the binding. The play got held over for the third straight week.' 3. I hate it when the trains are on strike. 4. The play was held ____ for an addtional week becasue it was so popular. HOLD UP = A. you're in trouble. You better not be holding ____ me. B. agree or accept She doesn't hold with people living together before they are married. We were held up in the city center by a huge traffic jam. Phrasal Verb HOLD exercise 1.

This family is held ____ by love. The football player held ____ more money. 8. respect and mutual understanding.7. Don't eat that now. Professor Jona doesn't hold ____ the notion of students having 'asylum. Why don't you hold ___ until dinner time? .' 10. 9.

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