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