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Entry Word: hold
Function: noun
Text: 1 the act or manner of holding <make sure you have a firm hold on the chain saw before you turn it on>
Synonyms clasp, grapple, grasp, grip
Related Words anchorage, leverage, purchase; grab, seizure; foothold, footing, toehold; embrace, hug
Near Antonyms release, relinquishment
2 a structure or place from which one can resist attack <the ruins of an ancient Roman hold> -- see FORT
3 the right or means to command or control others <the government has no hold over where we live and work> -- see POWER 1