18. refrain, stay, forgo, spare; forbear, desist from, give up, abandon; do without, not touch, abstain, dispense with; break off, leave off, relax, loosen.
hold back a. keep back, retain possession of, not use.
b. withhold, refuse, deny, suppress, stifle, not disclose, Inf. take the fifth.
20. hold forth a. extend, offer, hold out, proffer, tender, submit, put forth; propose, advance, broach, volunteer,
b. harangue, lecture, sermonize, discourse, preach; orate, declaim, perorate, prelect; electioneer, soapbox, Inf. stump.
21. hold off defer, postpone, hold over, suspend, put off; put aside, hang up, lay over, stay over.
22. hold on keep going, continue, perpetuate, bide, abide; stay on, carry on, hold one's course, hold steady.
hold out last, persist, carry on, persevere, go ahead; stand firm, stick to one's guns, mean business, stand pat, hang on; fight to the end, fight to the last man, go down fighting, never say die.
24. hold up a. display, exhibit, show, flaunt, dangle before one's eyes; wave, brandish, unfurl, unroll; show off, Inf. trot out, expose, call into notice, lay open.
b. U.S. Informal, rob, SI. stick up, U.S. SI. heist, SI. jack up, SI. knock over, SI. hit, SI. roll.
-n. 25. grasp, grip, gripe, clasp, clutch, clench, clinch; iron grip, tight grip, firm hold; embrace, hug, bear hug; purchase, leverage, fulcrumage; footing, foothold, toehold, stand, stance, perch, Fr. point d'appui.
26. handle, haft, helve, grip; handstaff, crop, snath; crank, shaft, bar, shank, rounce; rail, railing, bannister, crook.
27. support, mount, mounting, setting, backing, bearing, bushing.
28. influence, power, sway, force, Inf clout, effect; charm, charisma, magnetism; mastery, dominance, dominion, control, ascendancy.
29. pause, delay, respite, reprieve, remand; postponement, deferment, prorogation, demurral.
holder, n. owner, possessor, freeholder, proprietor, landlord; lessee, lease holder, renter, permittee, tenant; occupant, resident, resider.
holding, n. 1. leasehold, rental, lease; piece of property, land, estate, demesne, tenancy; allodium, freehold, possession, asset.
2. holdings property, real property, real estate, land, tenements; assets, resources, capital, wealth, means; stocks, bonds, securities, investments, stake, equitable assets, frozen assets; liquid assets, cash, money,
holdout, n. 1. milker, exploiter, moneymonger, money grubber; hard bargainer, tough customer, stubborn or unyielding person, Inf. mule; staller, delayer, Inf footdragger.
2. damper, kill-joy, wet blanket, SI. party pooper, SI. crape-hanger.
holdover, n. 1. leftover, member of the previous administration, relic, remnant; charter member, old war horse, veteran, old stager, Inf. old-timer.
2. carry-over, hit or smash production, box office attraction.
holdup, n. 1. U.S. Informal, robbery, purse-snatching, Inf. mugging, U.S. SI. stickup, SI. hustle, SI. heist, SI. jumping, SI. rolling; highway robbery, banditry, brigandage, piracy, buccaneering, freebooting, Obs. latrociny.
2. delay, hold, detention, wait, slowdown, SI. hang up; interruption, halt, stop, cessation, stay,
hole, n. 1. opening, vent, scupper, mouth, orifice, aperture, eye; foramen, Anat., Zool. fenestra, spiracle, pore, Biol, cell, Anat., Zool. alveolus, Anat. sinus; puncture, perforation, cut, incision, split, gash, scotch, rent, slit, slot; gap, space, hiatus, rift, breach, break; leak, fault, flaw, nick, notch.