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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* Twitter holds onto deleted messages even after years of deletion
According to TechCrunch, a security researcher named Karan Saini has discovered that the microblogging platform apparently holds onto deleted messages for years after their deletion by one or even both parties.
ANDY LEE believes that if he holds onto his belt that a fight with middleweight kingpin Gennady Golovkin is inevitable.
And then when we die, something or someone holds onto us, for a while, and then that goes away as well.
If Orlando holds onto Howard, it can offer him $20 million more than any other team.
The most common offences include the tuck and roll, where the culprit holds onto the duvet and rolls onto their front, snoring, sleep walking, drooling, and flatulence.
2002: February 12 - Holds onto his two titles with a seventh-round stoppage of Michael Sprott in Bethnal Green.
Sucre holds onto its 17th century atmosphere and its long-established link with colonial art and architecture.
So he holds onto his apartments and gets to sit on the board."
Cardiff also holds onto the its title as the premier shopping destination in Wales.
Both parts and runner go into a degating nest, where the end-of-arm-tooling (EOAT) holds onto the parts and runner during degating.