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Stop. Hold it, everybody! This scene just isn't working. Hold it, let that woman cross the street first.
Inf. Stop right there. Tom: Hold it! Mary: What's wrong? Tom: You almost stepped on my contact lens. Bill: Hold it! Bob: What is it? Bill: Sorry. For a minute, that stick looked like a snake.
ˈhold it(informal) wait a moment: Hold it a second! I just have to make sure the doors are locked.
exclam. Stop right there! Hold it! Stop!