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Synonyms for hold over

Synonyms for (verb) hold over

Synonyms: hold over Definition: intimidate somebody (with a threat) Usage: She was holding it over him

Similar words: intimidate Definition: make timid or fearful Usage: Her boss intimidates her

Synonyms: carry over, hold over Definition: hold over goods to be sold for the next season

Similar words: hold on, keep Definition: retain possession of Usage: Can I keep my old stuffed animals?; She kept her maiden name after she married

Synonyms: remit, postpone, prorogue, put off, put over, set back, shelve, defer, table, hold over Definition: hold back to a later time Usage: let's postpone the exam

Similar words: delay Definition: act later than planned, scheduled, or required Usage: Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered

Synonyms: hold over Definition: continue a term of office past the normal period of time

Similar words: remain, stay, stay on, continue Definition: continue in a place, position, or situation Usage: After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser; Stay with me, please; despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year; She continued as deputy mayor for another year

Synonyms: hold over Definition: keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time

Similar words: keep, maintain, hold Definition: keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean" Usage: hold in place; She always held herself as a lady; The students keep me on my toes