hold onto

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hold onto

1. To grasp (something.) Hold onto the steering wheel, please.
2. To carry or store (something). Can you hold onto my keys while we're at the party?
3. To keep or maintain something. My mom has held onto all my old art projects, even ones from when I was in preschool. He's had trouble holding onto a steady job, so hopefully this one will last.
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And then when we die, something or someone holds onto us, for a while, and then that goes away as well.
2002: February 12 - Holds onto his two titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Michael Sprott in Bethnal Green.
September 26 - Holds onto British and Commonwealth belts.
So he holds onto his apartments and gets to sit on the board.
Taking cues from classic Greek and Italian sculpture, the "Chunky-Man" powerfully holds onto an NFL football with the left arm, yet much remains unfinished, symbolizing a strong beginning to an NFL career, but one that will require much work to complete.
Have you ever noticed that squirrels gather food for the winter, leaves change color and drop off in the fall or that your body holds onto extra weight in colder months?