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Synonyms for hold on
hold on

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. grasp, hold onverb

    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, stopverb

    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 onverb

    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 onverb

    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 onverb

    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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Words popularity by usage frequency

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#18561persist
#19862intercept
#21181comprehend
#22808discontinue
#26805blockade
#30094restrain
#43279barricade
#51937persevere
#53441apprehend
#64307grok
#229254kibosh

How to use hold on in a sentence?

  1. Reggie Cox:

    People have lost their jobs. They're no longer getting stimulus money. They just couldn't hold on.

  2. Steve Laut:

    . Notley's NDP ended the right-wing Progressive Conservative Party's 44-year hold on power in the Western Canadian province with a majority election win on Tuesday. The victory came despite NDP promises to increase corporate taxes and review how much the energy industry pays to exploit the province's massive oil reserves, the world's third largest. Still, Steve Laut warned that the new government risks pushing investment elsewhere if it increases its take from the industry too much. The oil and gas industry is a global industry, capital will flow to areas with the greatest return... There are many alternatives for global investment.

  3. Zhang Dapeng:

    When talking with him, I could feel his strong inner power, and we also kept pepping him up, urging him to hold on and telling him the ambulance was arriving.

  4. Desmond Gardner Desmond Gardner:

    All I could do was hold on tight, tell my uncle I loved him and pray.

  5. George Rash Adams play:

    You get a little numb to it, it's just the way the market is. You can either sell it for a loss or hold on and try to recoup some.


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