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The Spanish word for to hold is
sostener





to hold

Spanish Definition


hold
     1. sostener
     2. agarre



Translations for hold and their definitions

sostenerpronunciation
     1. v. to hold, to hold up, to prop up, to sustain, to underpin (physically)
     2. v. to sustain, to support, to keep (i.e. to give continuity to)
     3. v. to support, to uphold, to hold, to sustain, to contend, to maintain, to argue, to claim, to underpin, to defend


agarre
     1. n-m. grip, grasp
     2. n-m. Andalusia synonym of agarrada
     3. v. formal second-person singular affirmative imperative of agarrar


mantener
     1. v. to keep
           Mantenga la tapa cerrada, por favor. - Keep the lid closed, please.
     2. v. to maintain, to support
           Yo mantengo a mis hijos. - I support my children.
     3. v. to sustain, to preserve, to retain, to uphold
     4. v. to maintain, continue, to keep up
           Mantengan el buen trabajo. - Keep up the good work.
     5. v. to stay, to remain
     6. v. to maintain, to keep, to stay, to remain
           Me voy a mantener despierto toda la noche estudiando la gramática española. - I'm going to stay lit. keep myself awake all night studying Spanish grammar.
     7. v. to stand, to hold, to remain, to continue (e.g. hold firm, stand strong, stand together, stand on one's feet)
           Debemos mantenernos firmes exigiendo libertad. - We must stand firm in demanding freedom.
     8. v. to stick to (e.g. stick to one's guns)
     9. v. to be maintained, to be retained, to be sustained


detener
     1. v. to stop, halt, to pause
     2. v. to arrest
     3. v. to detain
     4. v. to pull over


contener
     1. v. to contain
     2. v. to hold
           contener el aliento - hold one's breath
     3. v. to restrain, check
     4. v. to control


reservar
     1. v. to reserve, keep, save
     2. v. to put aside, set aside
     3. v. to put off, postpone
     4. v. to exempt, exonerate
     5. v. to conceal, keep secret
     6. v. to book
     7. v. to reserve, to retain (one's right to something or one's judgment/opinion)
     8. v. to be reserved, to be set aside


presa
     1. n-f. reservoir, dam
     2. n-f. piece of meat
     3. n-f. portion or piece of food
     4. n-f. capture
     5. n-f. prey
     6. n-f. stolen good
     7. n-f. sluice (artificial passage of water)
     8. n-f. weir
     9. n-f. female equivalent of preso
     10. adj. feminine singular of preso


sujetar
     1. v. to steady, hold, secure, attach, fasten
     2. v. to subject


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