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hold on (1)

Meaning: to hold something like a railing or an overhead strap so you don't fall over

Synonym: hang on

For example:

  • hold on Make sure you're holding on when the bus starts to move, or you might fall over.

  • hold on to sth Sayoko was too short to reach the strap, so she had to hold on to my arm instead.

Quick Quiz:

I had to hold on tight to the boat's railing because the sea was getting
  1. rougher
  2. busier
  3. bouncier

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