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  • v  keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
    She always held herself as a lady
  • v  have or hold in one's hands or grip
  • v  organize or be responsible for
  • v  have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
  • v  keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
  • v  maintain (a theory, thoughts, or feelings)
  • v  to close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement
    About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade
    The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center
    The terrorists held the journalists for ransom
  • v  secure and keep for possible future use or application
  • v  have rightfully; of rights, titles, and offices
    He held the governorship for almost a decade
  • v  be the physical support of; carry the weight of
  • v  contain or hold; have within
  • v  have room for; hold without crowding
  • v  remain in a certain state, position, or condition
    The weather held
    They held on the road and kept marching
  • v  support or hold in a certain manner
  • v  be valid, applicable, or true
  • v  assert or affirm
  • v  have as a major characteristic
  • v  be capable of holding or containing
  • v  arrange for and reserve (something for someone else) in advance
  • v  protect against a challenge or attack
  • v  bind by an obligation; cause to be indebted
    He's held by a contract
  • v  hold the attention of
    The soprano held the audience
    This story held our interest
  • v  remain committed to
  • v  resist or confront with resistance
    The bridge held
  • v  be pertinent or relevant or applicable
  • v  stop dealing with
  • v  lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits
  • v  keep from departing
  • v  take and maintain control over, often by violent means
    The dissatisfied students held the President's office for almost a week
  • v  cause to stop
  • v  cover as for protection against noise or smell
    She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate
  • v  drink alcohol without showing ill effects
  • v  aim, point, or direct
  • v  declare to be
    judge held that the defendant was innocent
  • v  be in accord; be in agreement
  • v  keep from exhaling or expelling
  • a  occupied or in the control of; often used in combination
    enemy-held territory

  • But they still held potent cards: one was the hundreds of millions of dollars they make each year via drug trafficking; the other was their more than 700 army, police and civilian .
  • Held The American captain of the cargo carrier Maersk Alabama was held hostage in this covered lifeboat, seen in a photograph taken by an unmanned aerial vehicle.
  • The balance was held in the Vatican.
News & Articles

  • Vigil held for Canfield History teacher
    CANFIELD, Ohio - A candlelight vigil will be held at 8:30 Thursday night commemorating one of Canfield's most beloved teachers. Ken Reel, a 44-year American History teacher, passed away from a rare form More >>
    June 14, 2013 - WFMJ Youngstown
  • Blessing held for renovations at Kuhio Park towers
    The Michaels Development Company and Vitus Group, together with the Hawaii Public Housing Authority, held a blessing ceremony Thursday to celebrate the successful completion of its $135 million renovation of The Towers at Kuhio Park, formerly called Kuhio Park Terrace. This project marks the first public-private partnership in Hawaii between the state and private developers to transform public ...
    June 13, 2013 - KITV Honolulu
  • Visitation held for helicopter crash victim, Herman Lee Dobbs
    Visitation was held for one of the three men killed in a helicopter crash Thursday night in Clay County.
    June 12, 2013 - WKYT Lexington

  • Joe Barton in Washington Post (blog)
    Rep. Joe Barton (R-Tex.) walked back his "apology" (he didn't use the word) to BP, saying just now that "BP is responsible for this accident, should be held responsible" and "if anything I have said this morning has been misconstrued to an...
  • Bronislaw Komorowski in BBC News
    We thank everybody - the more so that it was an unusual campaign, a difficult campaign held in the shadow of catastrophe,he added.
  • Barack Obama in The Guardian
    All those involved in the attempted act of terrorism on Christmas must know: you too will be held to account,Obama said.

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