English version

hold together

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhold together phrasal verb1 if a group or an organization holds together, or if something holds it together, it stays strong and does not separate into different parts or groups Against all expectations, the coalition held together well.hold something ↔ together In those days the church held the community together.2 GOOD ENOUGHto remain whole and good enough to use, or to make something do this Incredibly, the raft held together till we reached the opposite shore.hold something ↔ together I wondered how the structure was held together. hold→ See Verb table
Examples from the Corpus
hold togetherFold into the matzo mixture, adding matzo meal to make the mixture hold together.I spent as much time wondering how the dome was held together as I did actually climbing.Coordination number Ionic Crystals Ions in an ionic crystal are held together by electrostatic forces.Adjacent layers are held together by weak van der Waals forces.That framework has held together for more than twenty-five years.Add more water if mixture seems dry; dough should just hold together in large lumps.Despite many stresses and strains, it held together to the end, a great achievement.
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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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