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hold

 (someone or an animal) down
1. Lit. to keep someone, something, or an animal down. The heavy beam held him down, and he could not rise. The owner held down his pet while the vet treated the injured paw.
2. Fig. to prevent someone or something from advancing. I had a disability that held me down in life. Too much debt held down the company while others profited.

hold

tv. & in. to possess drugs. (Drugs.) Gert was holding coke when she was arrested.

hold

/keep (one's) end up
To fulfill one's part of an agreement; do one's share.
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5 : to have as a position of responsibility <She holds the office of treasurer.
Perhaps more significantly, when the former shareholders or partners of the domestic entity hold at least 80% of the foreign surrogate corporation, that foreign corporation will be treated as a domestic corporation for all Sec.
The IRS considers about eight separate factors in determining whether a taxpayer holds property with investment intent.
A financial holding company that directly or indirectly owns, controls or holds any share, asset or ownership interest of a company under this subpart for a total period that exceeds the period specified in paragraph (b)(1) of this section must:
71) Although citing the Phillips Petroleum case, which appeared to hold that the controlling standard was the transactional test, the Board examined the transaction under both the transactional test and the functional test and held that under neither test was the income business income.
Keeping hands on outer thighs, elbows up, shoulders down, hold for sixty seconds.
DeMatteo holds a bachelor's degree from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy, Mich.
Consider using the word "investments" in the name and organizational documents when creating an entity to hold the investment properties.
8--The Young Mortgage Bankers Association will hold its annual golf outing, starting at 9:30 a.
As a transition measure, the interim rule also establishes two caps on the amount of merchant banking investments that a financial holding company may hold.
Engel holds a BSEE from the City College of New York, an MSEE from MIT and a Ph.
Under paragraphs (e), (f), (g) and (h) of this section, transactions in certain property give rise to gain or loss included in the computation of foreign personal holding company income if the controlled foreign corporation holds that property for a particular use or purpose.
holds a Loan Note due to it by Great West Gold, Inc.
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A holding company is a corporation that holds shares in other corporations for investment purposes.