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English Phrasal Verbs – To Hold On
TO HOLD ONTo keep your hands tightly around somethingExample: If you don't hold on when you are on the train, you could fall over.
You should have held on to something to stop you falling over.
TO HOLD ONTo keep a job, position or conditionExample: Erika was struggling to hold on to her job as she couldn't meet her sales target.
I'm sorry Erika. Unless you meet your sales targets this month you won't be able to hold on to your job.
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TO HOLD ONTo waitExample: Frank needed to hold on while Abbey went home to get her bag.
Hold on. I've left my bag at home!