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



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 Originlate Middle English: archaic past participle of behold, in the otherwise unrecorded sense ‘bound’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: beholden