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hold

How to sign: organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course";

have in ASL Watch how to sign have in American Sign Language
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give in ASL Watch how to sign give in American Sign Language
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hold in ASL Watch how to sign hold in American Sign Language
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give in ASL Watch how to sign give in American Sign Language
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throw in ASL Watch how to sign throw in American Sign Language
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have in ASL Watch how to sign have in American Sign Language
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throw in ASL Watch how to sign throw in American Sign Language
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give in ASL Watch how to sign give in American Sign Language
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hold in ASL Watch how to sign hold in American Sign Language
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give in ASL Watch how to sign give in American Sign Language
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have in ASL Watch how to sign have in American Sign Language
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give in ASL Watch how to sign give in American Sign Language
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hold in ASL Watch how to sign hold in American Sign Language
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throw in ASL Watch how to sign throw in American Sign Language
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have in ASL Watch how to sign have in American Sign Language
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hold in ASL Watch how to sign hold in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: give, have, throw, make

Categories: direct

hold

How to sign: the act of grasping
"he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing";

clasp in ASL Watch how to sign clasp in American Sign Language
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clutch in ASL Watch how to sign clutch in American Sign Language
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clasp in ASL Watch how to sign clasp in American Sign Language
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clutch in ASL Watch how to sign clutch in American Sign Language
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clench in ASL Watch how to sign clench in American Sign Language
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grasp in ASL Watch how to sign grasp in American Sign Language
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clench in ASL Watch how to sign clench in American Sign Language
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grasp in ASL Watch how to sign grasp in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: clutch, clutches, grip, clasp, clench, grasp

Categories: grasping, prehension, seizing, taking hold

Within this category: chokehold, embrace, wrestling hold

hold

How to sign: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"
"hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes";

maintain in ASL Watch how to sign maintain in American Sign Language
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maintain in ASL Watch how to sign maintain in American Sign Language
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See also: hold back, survive, keep off, keep in, keep apart, stay off, keep out, delay, keep down, live on, sustain, stand firm, shut out, keep up, keep up, sequestrate, keep off, resist, last, hold out, exclude, set apart, arrest, prolong, withstand, detain, hold over, shut, hold up, endure, live, isolate, turn back, avoid, sequester, hold up, hold out, contain, number, stop, go, check

Similiar / Same: keep, maintain

Within this category: conserve, continue, distance, hold over, housekeep, preserve, pressurize

hold

How to sign: be in accord; be in agreement
"We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point";

concord in ASL Watch how to sign concord in American Sign Language
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concur in ASL Watch how to sign concur in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: agree, concur, concord

Within this category: arrange, concede, conclude, reconcile, see eye to eye, settle, subscribe

hold

How to sign: a state of being confined (usually for a short time)
"his detention was politically motivated"; "the prisoner is on hold"; "he is in the custody of police";

custody in ASL Watch how to sign custody in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: detention, custody

Categories: confinement

hold

How to sign: keep in mind or convey as a conviction or view
"take for granted"; "view as important"; "hold these truths to be self-evident"; "I hold him personally responsible";

deem in ASL Watch how to sign deem in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: deem, view as, take for

Categories: consider, reckon, regard, see, view

hold

How to sign: resist or confront with resistance
"The politician defied public opinion"; "The new material withstands even the greatest wear and tear"; "The bridge held";

withstand in ASL Watch how to sign withstand in American Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: defy, withstand, hold up

Categories: hold out, resist, stand firm, withstand

Within this category: weather

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