Definition of Hold close
1. Verb. Hold firmly, usually with one's hands. "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
Generic synonyms: Hold, Take Hold
Specialized synonyms: Cuddle, Draw Close, Nest, Nestle, Nuzzle, Snuggle
Derivative terms: Clutch
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Literary usage of Hold close
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. The Rainbow First Series, Originally Published in the Richmond Enquirer. by William Wirt (1804)
"... which would seem to say you know not all: some qualities of my mind and some acquirements, have raised me above you; these I hold close,-^-When such ..."
2. Mr. Britling Sees it Through by Herbert George Wells (1916)
"To hold him, to hold close to him! . . . " Letty I Letty! Just one arm. ... (hold close to him.) Except just for a little while. ..."
3. Transactions by Massachusetts Horticultural Society (1913)
"A quick pull taking hold close to the stem will usually accomplish this result. 5. Grapes. Bunches are always cut from the vine with shears or knives, ..."
4. Pleasant Pages for Young People, Or, Book of Home Education and Entertainment by Samuel Prout Newcomb (1853)
"W. Yes, all this happens because the particles of these things hold close together. I see the rule now. When there is no heat—caloric, ..."