hold on

  1. Hold firmly (synset 201218568)
  2. Stop and wait, as if awaiting further instructions or developments (synset 200363263)
    "Hold on a moment!"
  3. Be persistent, refuse to stop (synset 200351115)
    "he persisted to call me every night"; "The child persisted and kept asking questions"
  4. Hold the phone line open (synset 200792171)
    "Please hang on while I get your folder"
  5. Retain possession of (synset 202207166)
    "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married"

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