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Definition of: HOLDS
- To close within bounds, limit or hold back from movement; "This holds the local until the express passengers change trains"; "About a dozen animals were held inside the stockade"; "The illegal immigrants were held at a detention center"; "The terrorists held the journalists for ransom"
- Keep 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"
- Cover as for protection against noise or smell; "She held her ears when the jackhammer started to operate"; "hold one's nose"
- The act of grasping; "he released his clasp on my arm"; "he has a strong grip for an old man"; "she kept a firm hold on the railing"
- Remain in a certain state, position, or condition; "The weather held"; "They held on the road and kept marching"
- Support or hold in a certain manner; "She holds her head high"; "He carried himself upright"
- The space in a ship or aircraft