Definition of hold on to phrasal verb from the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary

 

hold on to

 phrasal verb
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Phrasal Verbs

    hold on to something

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    hold on to something

     
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  1. 1to keep something that is an advantage for you; to not give or sell something to someone else You should hold on to your oil shares. She took an early lead in the race and held on to it for nine laps.
  2. 2 to keep something for someone else or for longer than usual I'll hold on to your mail for you until you get back.
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