Definition of Hold open

1. Verb. Retain rights to. "Keep open the possibility of a merger"

Exact synonyms: Keep, Keep Open, Save
Related verbs: Hold On, Keep
Generic synonyms: Book, Hold, Reserve

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Hold Open

hold luggage
hold off
hold on
hold one's breath
hold one's head above water
hold one's head high
hold one's horses
hold one's liquor
hold one's nerve
hold one's own
hold one's pee
hold one's tongue
hold one's urine
hold one's water
hold open (current term)
hold out
hold outs
hold over
hold over someone's head
hold serve
hold someone's feet to the fire
hold someone's hand
hold still for
hold sway
hold that thought
hold the cards
hold the fort
hold the line
hold the phone

Literary usage of Hold open

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Writing of Today: Models of Journalistic Prose by John William Cunliffe, Gerhard Richard Lomer (1922)
"Rush every line you can get. sinking off Newfoundland, ' he said briefly We will hold open for ... hold open ..."

2. Rogers on Elections by Francis James Newman Rogers, Maurice Powell, Samuel Henry Day (1897)
"E. BB. appointed to counties are to make circuits and Revision in hold open courts at all polling-places (or at such only as colm M' the County Council (i) ..."

3. American School Building Standards by Wilbur Thoburn Mills (1915)
"Vestibule doors open out, heavy butts, pulls, push plates, hooks to hold open, door checks, no locks. Outer doors to basement open out, and fitted with ..."

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