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Synonyms for hold on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasp, hold on(verb)

    hold firmly

    Synonyms:
    dig, apprehend, hang on, persevere, savvy, hang in, stop, keep, persist, grok, compass, get the picture, comprehend, grasp, hold the line

  2. hold on, stop(verb)

    stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments

    "Hold on a moment!"

    Synonyms:
    block up, stop over, halt, hang on, hang in, give up, arrest, block off, hold back, end, finish, keep, lay off, turn back, grasp, hold the line, break off, break, block, stop, blockade, bar, cease, barricade, persist, discontinue, contain, persevere, kibosh, intercept, terminate, quit, check

  3. persevere, persist, hang in, hang on, hold on(verb)

    be persistent, refuse to stop

    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"

    Synonyms:
    hang on, run, stay, keep, die hard, append, hang in, tack, persist, tag on, tack on, prevail, persevere, remain, endure, grasp, stop, hold the line

  4. hang on, hold the line, hold on(verb)

    hold the phone line open

    "Please hang on while I get your folder"

    Synonyms:
    append, hold the line, hang on, tag on, hang in, tack, keep, persist, persevere, stop, tack on, grasp

  5. keep, hold on(verb)

    retain possession of

    "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

    Synonyms:
    go along, keep on, stop, hang on, go on, keep, restrain, hold back, observe, persist, save, hold, prevent, hang in, retain, persevere, keep back, sustain, maintain, keep open, hold the line, grasp, celebrate, hold open, preserve, proceed, continue, stay fresh

Dictionary of English Synonymes

  1. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Active.) continue, maintain, keep up, push forward

  2. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) cling, stick, hold fast, keep hold of

  3. hold on

    Synonyms:
    (Neuter.) continue, remain, endure, last

  4. hold on

    Synonyms:
    persevere, persist, be steady, be steadfast, be constant, go on, keep on, keep one's course, keep or maintain one's ground, stick to it, not give it up, stand fast, stand firm

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How to use hold on in a sentence?

  1. Selena Sam:

    I ’m, like, hold on a minute, if Charlotte Rodrique want to get technical about it … the land belongs to the Paiute here.

  2. Jamie Dornan:

    The first series, I did do a couple of things to try to get inside [his mind]. On the tube, which is our underground system- can we get arrested for this? Hold on ... this is a really bad reveal: I, like, followed a woman off the train one day to see what it felt like to pursue someone like that.

  3. Don Juvet:

    That really motivated me to give back to the community, what my project entailed was sanding down the flag then painting it to give it vibrance so that the community can hold on to it.

  4. James Cakmak:

    They seem to have a better hold on mobile and are navigating the transition to mobile usage better than expected.

  5. David Nestor:

    Don't hold on to anything too tightly sooner or later, you'll have to let go.

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