Synonyms for hold over


Grammar : Verb
Spell : hohld
Phonetic Transcription : hoʊld

Top 10 synonyms for hold over Other synonyms for the word hold over

Définition of hold over

Origin :
  • Old English haldan (Anglian), healdan (West Saxon), "to contain, grasp; retain; foster, cherish," class VII strong verb (past tense heold, past participle healden), from Proto-Germanic *haldanan (cf. Old Saxon haldan, Old Frisian halda, Old Norse halda, Dutch houden, German halten "to hold," Gothic haldan "to tend"), originally "to keep, tend, watch over" (as cattle), later "to have." Ancestral sense is preserved in behold. The original past participle holden was replaced by held beginning 16c., but survives in some legal jargon and in beholden.
  • Hold back is 1530s, transitive; 1570s, intransitive; hold off is early 15c., transitive; c.1600, intransitive; hold out is 1520s as "to stretch forth," 1580s as "to resist pressure." Hold on is early 13c. as "to maintain one’s course," 1830 as "to keep one’s grip on something," 1846 as an order to wait or stop. To hold (one's) tongue "be silent" is from c.1300. To hold (one's) own is from early 14c. To hold (someone's) hand "give moral support" is from 1935. Phrase hold your horses "be patient" is from 1844. To have and to hold have been paired alliteratively since at least c.1200, originally of marriage but also of real estate.
  • As in postpone : verb put off till later time
  • As in put off : verb defer, delay
  • As in remain : verb stay, wait
  • As in repeat : verb duplicate, do again
  • As in rescue : verb save from danger
  • As in shelve : verb defer, postpone
  • As in stay : verb hold in abeyance
  • As in restate : verb repeat
  • As in adjourn : verb stop a proceeding
  • As in delay : verb cause stop in action
Example sentences :
  • I'll pay the bill, but I'll keep the account to hold over your head in the future.
  • Extract from : « In the Midst of Alarms » by Robert Barr
  • Nay, I believe that I might have claimed some hold over him, but I would not.
  • Extract from : « Simon Dale » by Anthony Hope
  • If we get that, we can hold over; if we don't, we go to smash, and so does Lewiston.
  • Extract from : « McClure's Magazine, Vol. XXXI, No. 3, July 1908. » by Various
  • She would have the hold over the land, and she would cure a cancer.
  • Extract from : « The Life of Gordon, Volume II » by Demetrius Charles Boulger
  • In a way she was still exercising her hold over her meeting.
  • Extract from : « The Convert » by Elizabeth Robins
  • I don't know why her miserable story has taken such a hold over me.
  • Extract from : « Dear Enemy » by Jean Webster
  • Surely the enemy of good has most hold over the discontented spirit.
  • Extract from : « The Daughters of Danaus » by Mona Caird
  • For by this means she would still have some hold over them all.
  • Extract from : « A Little Girl in Old Philadelphia » by Amanda Minnie Douglas
  • Could it be possible that Josh Craig had somehow got a hold over her?
  • Extract from : « The Fashionable Adventures of Joshua Craig » by David Graham Phillips
  • I only wish we could hold over and see what goes on, grumbled George.
  • Extract from : « Motor Boat Boys Down the Danube » by Louis Arundel

Antonyms for hold over

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