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Definition 1: intimidate somebody (with a threat) - [verb of emotion]

Samples where hold over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • She was holding it over him

(hold over is a kind of ...) make timid or fearful

"Her boss intimidates her"

Definition 2: hold over goods to be sold for the next season - [verb of possession]

Synonyms for hold over in the sense of this definition

(hold over is a kind of ...) retain possession of

"Can I keep my old stuffed animals?" "She kept her maiden name after she married"

Definition 3: keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time - [verb of stative]

(hold over is a kind of ...) cause to continue in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., `keep clean'

"hold in place" "She always held herself as a lady" "The students keep me on my toes"

Definition 4: continue a term of office past the normal period of time - [verb of stative]

(hold over is a kind of ...) continue in a place, position, or situation

"After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser" "Stay with me, please" "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year" "She continued as deputy mayor for another year"

Definition 5: hold back to a later time - [verb of stative]

Samples where hold over or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • let's postpone the exam

Synonyms for hold over in the sense of this definition

(hold over is a kind of ...) act later than planned, scheduled, or required

"Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered"

(... is a kind of hold over ) stop or postpone because of adverse conditions, such as bad weather

"call a football game"

(... is a kind of hold over ) stop dealing with

"hold all calls to the President's office while he is in a meeting"

(... is a kind of hold over ) render temporarily ineffective

"the prison sentence was suspended"

(... is a kind of hold over ) put a convicted person on probation by suspending his sentence

(... is a kind of hold over ) postpone the punishment of a convicted criminal, such as an execution

(hold over implies ...) assign a new time and place for an event

"We had to reschedule the doctor's appointment"

(hold over implies ...) postpone indefinitely or annul something that was scheduled

"Call off the engagement" "cancel the dinner party" "we had to scrub our vacation plans" "scratch that meeting--the chair is ill"

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