English version

hold something against somebody

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhold something against somebody phrasal verbFORGIVEto continue to dislike someone or not forgive them because of something bad they have done in the past You can’t still hold that against him, surely? hold→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hold against She holds me tightly against her on one side, my sister on the other.Some simply hold her gender against her.I've never held it against him, but I've always wondered why.But no one held this against him.Branson held no grudge against Rodney Birbeck.They carried parasols and held them against the driving snow as they minced along in three-inch clogs.The figure holds a spear against the right side of his body.They are concerned with grievances held by individuals against the two Government Departments who administer social security benefits.
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Verb table
hold
Simple Form
Present
I, you, we, theyhold
he, she, itholds
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Past
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyheld
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave held
he, she, ithas held
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad held
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill hold
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have held
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Continuous Form
Present
Iam holding
he, she, itis holding
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you, we, theyare holding
Past
I, he, she, itwas holding
you, we, theywere holding
Present perfect
I, you, we, theyhave been holding
he, she, ithas been holding
Past perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theyhad been holding
Future
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill be holding
Future perfect
I, you, he, she, it, we, theywill have been holding
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