Definitions starting with H

ID #2191

hold (2)

in various idioms:

hold back. See HAUL BACK.

hold down [Car.] phr. to rape. (Black)

hold up [OED, to keep from falling] phr. to keep a grip on oneself: I was just as afraid as she was, but I tried to  hold up and be brave (COB). (Gen.)

hold your head [Car. cf. HEAD as quasi-refl.] phr. to keep a grip on oneself; to remain calm and levelheaded; to keep one's balance (when intoxicated). (Gen.)

hold your head and scream phr. to mourn loudly at a funeral. (Black)

1013. haul-back

1023. head

Tags: idiom, phrase, reflexive pronoun

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Last update: 2010-10-18 21:49
Author: Holm and Shilling, DBE, 1982
Revision: 1.0

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