hold over

hold over
1. intimidate somebody (with a threat) (Freq. 2)

She was holding it over him

Hypernyms: ↑intimidate
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s somebody

2. hold over goods to be sold for the next season (Freq. 1)
Syn: ↑carry over
Hypernyms: ↑keep, ↑hold on
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

3. keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time
Derivationally related forms: ↑holdover
Hypernyms: ↑keep, ↑maintain, ↑hold
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something

4. continue a term of office past the normal period of time
Derivationally related forms: ↑holdover
Hypernyms: ↑stay, ↑stay on, ↑continue, ↑remain
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s

5. hold back to a later time

let's postpone the exam

postpone, ↑prorogue, ↑put over, ↑table, ↑shelve, ↑set back, ↑defer, ↑remit, ↑put off
Derivationally related forms:
putoff (for: ↑put off), ↑deferment (for: ↑defer), ↑deferral (for: ↑defer), ↑shelver (for: ↑shelve), ↑prorogation (for: ↑prorogue), ↑postponement (for: ↑postpone), ↑postponer (for: ↑postpone)
Hypernyms: ↑delay
Hyponyms: ↑call, ↑hold, ↑suspend, ↑probate, ↑reprieve, ↑respite
Entailment: ↑cancel, ↑call off, ↑scratch, ↑scrub, ↑reschedule
Verb Frames:

Somebody ——s something


Somebody ——s something PP

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hold over [phrasal verb]
1 hold over (something) or hold (something) over
1 a : to cause (something) to happen later

A vote on the proposal has been held over [=delayed, postponed] until tomorrow.

1 b US : to cause (something) to continue beyond a normal or planned time

The movie is being held over for two more weeks. [=the movie will continue to be shown for two more weeks]

2 hold (something or someone) over or hold over (something or someone) : to keep (something or someone) from an earlier time

He is the only player to have been held over from their previous team.

— see also holdover
3 hold (something) over (someone) : to use your knowledge of (something) to influence or control the behavior of (someone)

She knows about his criminal past and has been holding it over him [=she has been threatening to tell other people about his criminal past] to force him to cooperate.

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Main Entry:hold

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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