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hold

(Decide), verb abjudge, abjudicate, ascertain, come to a conclusion, conclude, decide legally, decree, find, fix, judge, make a decision, pass judgment, propound, resolve, rule, settle

hold

(Possess), verb assume authority, assume command, be accorded, be heir to, be in possession of, be masser of, be offered, be possessed of, be proffered, be vouchhafed, bear the responsibility of, care for, cling to, collect, command, conserve, control, devolve upon, direct, exercise direction over, fill a post, gather, get control, get possession of, grasp, habere, have, have a firm grip on, have a title to, have absolute disposal of, have as property, have by inheritance, have by tenure, have claim upon, have in hand, have in one's possession, have inherited, have rights to, have the care of, have the charge of, have the direction of, have title to, have under control, hold fast, hold in one's grasp, impropriate, inherit, keep, keep as one's own, keep for, keep in hand, keep in readiness, keep in reserve, keep on, keep prepared, lay aside, lay away, not dispose of, not part with, occupy, own, possidere, preserve, receive, retain, save, secure, set apart, set aside, take authorrty, take command, take over, tenere, wield restraint over
Associated concepts: adverse holding, hold in due course, hostile holding
See also: accommodate, adjudge, advantage, apprehend, arrest, chamber, claim, comprise, conclude, confine, conserve, consist, constrain, contain, contend, decide, deem, delay, depository, desist, detain, determine, dominance, dominion, embrace, encompass, engross, find, grapple, halt, handcuff, immerse, immure, imprison, include, influence, judge, keep, lock, maintain, moratorium, obtain, occupy, opine, own, possess, power, primacy, remain, reserve, restrain, retain, retention, rule, save, seisin, sentence, shelter, stay, stop, store, suspect, think, withhold

TO HOLD. These words are now used in a deed to express by what tenure the grantee is to have the land. The clause which commences with these words is called the tenendum. Vide Habendum; Tenendum.
     2. To hold, also means to decide, to adjudge, to decree; as, the court in that case held that the husband was not liable for the contract of the wife, made without his express or implied authority.
     3. It also signifies to bind under a contract, as the obligor is held and firmly bound. In the constitution of the United States, it is provided, that no person held to service or labor in one state under the laws thereof, escaping into another, shall, in consequence of any law or regulation therein, be discharged from such service or labor, but shall be delivered up on the claim of the party to whom such service or labor may be due. Art. 4, sec. 3, Sec. 3; 2 Serg. & R. 306; 3 Id. 4; 5 Id. 52; 1 Wash. C. C. R. 500; 2 Pick. 11; 16 Pet. 539, 674.

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Murray responded quickly to break back immediately, but again could not hold serve as he was lobbed once more by
But his physical struggles allowed Rochus to pull back to 4-2 and hold serve to further close the gap to a single game as the British teenager lost his grip on the set.
Arazi did manage to hold serve in the eighth game to force Rusedski to serve out for the match, a task he accomplished with ease to round off a comfortable win.
She failed to hold serve throughout a nervous, error-ridden first set and Sanchez-Vicario managed to reply to everything her opponent sent down.
Krajicek found it hard to hold serve early on, and his unforced errors allowed left-hander Siemerink to grab the first set with a sizzling service return.
He snatched the opening set by taking the tiebreak 7-2 but a lapse in concentration gave Tsonga the second only for Monfils to break early in the decider and hold serve to wrap up the win in one hour and 46 minutes.
Both players held serve but Murray could do nothing about Fish's first serves and the pressure was on to hold serve and he did not disappoint to keep the status quo at 5-5.
Rochus won a game but soon dropped his racquet in frustration after a horrible drop shot as Murray went on to hold serve and extend his lead.
AGOURA HILLS - Those Marmonte League title aspirations at Agoura High were on the brink of being buried if the Chargers failed to hold serve at home for a second consecutive week.
Both struggled to hold serve in the second, with Ulihrach seeing his early advantage wiped out.