English version

hold something over

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhold something over phrasal verb1 DELAY formal to do or deal with something at a later time The matter was held over for further review. Grammar Hold over is usually passive in this meaning. holdover2 THREATEN 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.3 be held over especially American EnglishAMFCONTINUE/NOT STOPSUCCESSFUL if a play, film, concert etc is held over, it is shown for longer than planned because it is very popular hold→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
be held overA White House compilation of the events shows 70 coffees were held over 18 months.A record dated 1665 shows that at that time the archery contests were held over 4 days.One of the finest Brooklands races, the June 1914 Aeroplane Handicap, was held over a nine mile course.The dates are held over email, and women reveal their most intimate desires over the phones.Or, given the complexities of the issue and the importance, the suit could be held over for a full-blown review.Accepting the logic of this situation the matter was held over for further review at a later Department Head meeting.More random checks are to be held over the next few weeks.I have recently returned from a Polaris orienteering competition, which was held over two days in Exmoor.
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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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