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hold hands

This page is about the collocation hold hands

collocation pattern: verb + noun

Meaning

If two or more people hold hands, each person holds another person's hand.

For example

  • Before they ate, everyone at the table held hands and prayed together.

  • Look at mum and dad holding hands. They look like a young couple again.

Quick Quiz

Who would you expect to see holding hands?

a. a criminal and a lawyer in a court

b. a girl and her boyfriend in a park

c. businessmen meeting in an office

Contributor: Matt Errey