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  • Now, today, we're going to look at five phrasal verbs, as I mentioned, that use the verb "hold".

  • First one is: "hold on". So let's look at the sentence:

  • "Could you hold on for a minute?" Hmm, often this phrasal verb is used in this

  • type of question form, it's also used as an imperative. If I just say: "Whoa, whoa, hold

  • on". So, "hold on" basically means: wait or stop. Okay? So, generally, it means to wait.

  • "Could you hold on for a minute? Could you slow down, or wait, or stop what you're doing?"

  • Okay? So, often used in imperative or in a request form.

  • Next, we have to hold onto something or hold onto someone. So if I put "st", it's something;

  • "so" is someone. "You shouldn't hold onto anger."

  • What do you think this means? You think of the verb "hold" and very literally, you hold

  • onto something, it means you don't let it go. Okay? So to not let something go. So you

  • can hold onto a person's hand or you can hold onto the railing as you're walking up the

  • stairs somewhere. Okay? So a very literal meaning in this one.

  • Next, we have: "to hold something against someone". So we have the sentence:

  • "You're ambitious, but I don't hold it against you."

  • Now, to hold something against someone means that you basically resent someone or you don't

  • like someone because of something about their character or something they have done, so

  • you feel badly towards someone because of something they did. So basically, to resent

  • someone for something, for something they did or something about them. So in this situation,

  • I'm saying: "You're ambitious", now maybe some people think, you know, ambition can

  • be a positive thing. It can also be a negative thing if you're too ambitious and you want

  • too much for yourself. So if I say: "Well, you're ambitious, you know, but I don't hold

  • it against you, I don't hate you for it. I don't resent you for being ambitious". Okay?

  • Next: "to hold something in". The sentence says:

  • "I couldn't hold in my laughter!" So if you hold something in, this means that

  • you don't let it out. Right? So to not let something out. Now, we often to use this to

  • talk about laughter. You can hold in your feelings. Also, if you're going on a long

  • car ride on the highway, you can hold in your bodily functions, so you can hold in your

  • pee basically, that's what I want to say. So to not let something out, like hold it

  • in. Okay?

  • And, finally: "hold back". So the sentence says:

  • "He was held back by the police." So think of held back by the police. Held

  • back, hmm, this means to restrain a person from doing something. And you can hold yourself

  • back from doing something. So to restrain someone. Okay? So you can also restrain something,

  • like you can restrain yourself from doing something as well.

  • Okay, so guys, just to review: "hold on" means to wait, most often used in imperative like:

  • "Whoa, whoa, whoa - hold on, I don't understand". Or: "Whoa, hold on, go back". Or to make a

  • request: "Hey, can you hold on for one minute?"

  • Second, "to hold onto something or somebody", don't let it go. You can hold onto a feeling,

  • you can hold onto something physical, you can hold onto an emotion. Okay. Feeling, emotion

  • - same thing I suppose.

  • "Hold something against someone", like you are angry at a person because of something

  • they did in the past and you can't let it go. Okay?

  • "Hold something in", to not let something out. "I couldn't hold in my laughter the movie

  • was so funny", or: "the joke was so funny".

  • And "to hold back" is to restrain yourself or to restrain someone or something from doing

  • something.

  • So, if you want to test your understanding of these five phrasal verbs, as always, you

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Hey, guys. I'm Alex. Thanks for clicking and welcome to this lesson on five "hold" phrasal


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5個帶HOLD的短語動詞--Hold on,Hold against,Hold in...。 (5 Phrasal Verbs with HOLD - hold on, hold against, hold in...)

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