Definition of beholden adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

beholden

 adjective
adjective
BrE BrE//ˈhəʊldən//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈhoʊldən//
 
 
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beholden to somebody (for something) (formal) owing something to somebody because of something that they have done for you She didn't like to be beholden to anyone. Word Origin late Middle English: archaic past participle of behold, in the otherwise unrecorded sense ‘bound’.
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