10 Phrasal Verbs with Hold

In this post you will learn commonly used phrasal verbs with Hold. Also on my website you can find phrasal verbs with take and less well-known phrasal verbs with off.

Learning and understanding phrasal verbs is the key to progress on your level of English once you have reached certain point. Phrasal verbs are a must-have in your set of English skills if you really want to speak English fluently and with confidence.

Of course, there is nothing wrong with using more formal verbs in your spoken English. However, your English is likely to sound pompous and less natural to native speakers. Using phrasal verbs in your speaking and writing will help you upgrade the level of your English and make it more friendly, easy to understand and fluent.

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10 Phrasal Verbs with Hold

HOLD BACK

  1. to stop someone from moving forward

Example: I was held back in school at the age of 15.

  1. to keep secret

Example: The report findings have been held back long enough. They should be made public now.

  1. to hesitate, to be reluctant to act

Example: She was held back from showing her full potential in many major tournaments.

HOLD SOMETHING BACK

to withhold something (tears, laughter)

Example: His joke was so funny that Sarah couldn’t hold back her laughter.

HOLD IN

to restrain, to keep under control

Example: You should hold in your anger. Stop thinking about it, and focus on something positive.

HOLD ON

  1. to grasp tightly or firmly

Example: Be Alert! Stand to the right and hold on the handrail.

  1. to wait, to wait until you’re ready to proceed with the initial action. This is often used when someone’s talking on the phone

Example: The receptionist asked me to hold on until Mr Smith was ready to take my call.

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HOLD OUT

  1. to last, to be sufficient

Example: If our supply of food holds out, we’re planning to stay here for another week.

  1. to persist, to not give way

Example: Their troops cannot hold out much longer against the superior forces of the enemy.

HOLD UP

  1. to delay, to make late

Example: We were held up in traffic, this is why we arrived late.

  1. to rob

Example: A robber held up the local bank yesterday.

  1. to remain high in quality

Example: It is amazing how this car has held up over the years.

HOLD OVER

to postpone something

Example: Let’s hold discussion over until our next meeting.

HOLD OFF

to delay or to be delayed (usually about the weather)

Example: Today it’s been breezy and nice so hopefully, the rain holds off for the remainder of the day.

HOLD SOMETHING/SOMEONE OFF

to restrain someone physically, to keep something back

Example: The police had to hold off the crowd when the football team came out of their hotel.

HOLD WITH SOMETHING

to approve of something

Example: I don’t hold with any human abusing an animal.

More Information

For more information on English collocations, English idioms and English grammar, check out the following links:

20 Collocations with Word

Other Words for Beautiful

How to Give Your Opinion in English

Free resources can always be found on BBC Learning English.

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