hold open


hold open
verb
retain rights to
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keep my job for me while I give birth

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keep my seat, please

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keep open the possibility of a merger

Syn: ↑keep open, ↑keep, ↑save
Hypernyms: ↑reserve, ↑hold, ↑book
Verb Group: ↑keep, ↑hold on
Verb Frames:
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Somebody ——s something


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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