BSL Sign Language Dictionary

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hold

How to sign: organize or be responsible for
"hold a reception"; "have, throw, or make a party"; "give a course";

give in BSL Watch how to sign give in British Sign Language
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make in BSL Watch how to sign make in British Sign Language
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make-2 in BSL Watch how to sign make-2 in British Sign Language
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have in BSL Watch how to sign have in British Sign Language
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Make in BSL Watch how to sign Make in British Sign Language
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have in BSL Watch how to sign have in British Sign Language
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Make in BSL Watch how to sign Make in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: give, have, throw, make

Categories: direct

hold

How to sign: be in accord; be in agreement
"We agreed on the terms of the settlement"; "I can't agree with you!"; "I hold with those who say life is sacred"; "Both philosophers concord on this point";

agree in BSL Watch how to sign agree in British Sign Language
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agree in BSL Watch how to sign agree in British Sign Language
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agree in BSL Watch how to sign agree in British Sign Language
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agree in BSL Watch how to sign agree in British Sign Language
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Agree in BSL Watch how to sign Agree in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: agree, concur, concord

Within this category: settle, reconcile, see eye to eye, concede, subscribe, conclude, arrange

hold

How to sign: have or possess, either in a concrete or an abstract sense
"She has $1,000 in the bank"; "He has got two beautiful daughters"; "She holds a Master's degree from Harvard";

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Similiar / Same: have, have got

Within this category: sustain, keep, keep, keep, keep, monopolize, wield, stock, bear, carry

hold

How to sign: 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";

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See also: hold back, survive, keep off, keep in, keep apart, stay off, keep out, delay, keep down, live on, sustain, stand firm, shut out, keep up, keep up, sequestrate, keep off, resist, last, hold out, exclude, set apart, arrest, prolong, withstand, detain, hold over, shut, hold up, endure, live, isolate, turn back, avoid, sequester, hold up, hold out, contain, number, stop, go, check

Similiar / Same: keep, maintain

Within this category: pressurize, continue, hold over, conserve, preserve, distance, housekeep

hold

How to sign: the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it
"he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip";

grip in BSL Watch how to sign grip in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: handle, handgrip, grip

Categories: appendage

Within this category: ax handle, broomstick, crop, haft, hilt, hoe handle, knob, mop handle, panhandle, pommel, pommel, rake handle, stock, stock

hold

How to sign: cause to stop
"Halt the engines"; "Arrest the progress"; "halt the presses";

arrest in BSL Watch how to sign arrest in British Sign Language
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Similiar / Same: halt, arrest

Categories: stop

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