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English verb: hold over

1. hold over (emotion) intimidate somebody (with a threat)


SamplesShe was holding it over him.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)intimidate

2. hold over (possession) hold over goods to be sold for the next season


Synonymscarry over


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold on, keep

3. hold over (stative) keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)hold, keep, maintain

4. hold over (stative) continue a term of office past the normal period of time


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)continue, remain, stay, stay on

5. hold over (stative) hold back to a later time


SamplesLet's postpone the exam.


Synonymsdefer, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, remit, set back, shelve, table


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something.
Somebody ----s something PP


Broader (hypernym)delay


Narrower (hyponym)call, hold, probate, reprieve, respite, suspend


Entailcall off, cancel, reschedule, scratch, scrub









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