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hold on to

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hold onto

(v + prep) ) hold tightly TRANSITIVEgreim a choinneáil argreim a choimeád arhe held on to the fish choinnigh sé greim ar an iaschold on to the bridle beir ar an srian, coinnigh greim ar an srian
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hold onto

(v + prep) ) hold (sth) so as not to fall TRANSITIVEgreim a bhreith argreim a choinneáil argreim a choimeád arshe held on to her seat rug sí greim ar a suíochán, choinnigh sí greim ar a suíochánhold on to my hand coimeád greim ar mo lámhI held on to his shoulder rug mé ar ghualainn air, fuair mé greim ar a ghualainn
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hold onto

(v + prep) ) keep TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uI held on to the book until now choimeád mé an leabhar go dtí anoishold onto the change coinnigh an tsóinseáil
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hold onto

(v + prep) ) continue to have (belief etc) TRANSITIVEcoinnigh beo PhrV  c m ucoimeád beo PhrV  c m uthey held on to their old traditions choimeád siad na seantraidisiúin beo, d'fhan siad dílis do na seantraidisiúin
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hold onto

(v + prep) ) stop sb from leaving TRANSITIVEcoinnigh verb  c m ucoimeád verb  c m uit's worth holding on to a good assistant is fiú cúntóir maith a choimeádwe couldn't hold on to all our customers ní rabhamar ábalta ár gcustaiméirí ar fad a choinneáil
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