Phrasal Verbs Practice – 120

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Phrasal Verbs

 

Phrasal Verbs Practice – 120

hold with something
: not hold with something British English used to say that someone does not approve of something
.He says he doesn’t hold with all this politically correct stuff
not hold with doing something
.I don’t hold with hitting children in any circumstances

hold up
hold something up
: to support something and prevent it from falling down
.The roof is held up by massive stone pillars

hold somebody/something up
: to delay someone or something
.Sorry I’m late – I was held up at work

hold up something
: to rob or try to rob a place or person by using violence
.Two armed men held up a downtown liquor store last night
: to not become weaker
.His physical condition has held up well

hold something over
: to do or deal with something at a later time
.The matter was held over for further review
hold something over somebody to use something bad that you know about someone to make them do what you want
.He knows I’ve been in prison and is holding it over me

be held over especially American English if a play, film, concert etc is held over, it is shown for longer than planned because it is very popular

 

: Fill in the blanks with the appropriate phrasal verbs

hold up(4) / hold over(2) / hold with

.N1. He knows I’ve been in prison and is ………… it ………… me
.N2. The matter was ………… for further review
.N3. His physical condition has ………… well
.N4. Two armed men ………… a downtown liquor store last night
.N5. Sorry I’m late – I was ………… at work
.N6. The roof is ………… by massive stone pillars
.N7. I don’t ………… hitting children in any circumstances

 

:Answers

Holding – over / held over / held up / held up / held up / held up / hold with

 

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