hold over

See also: holdover

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hold over

  1. Misspelling of holdover.

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hold over (third-person singular simple present holds over, present participle holding over, simple past and past participle held over)

  1. (transitive, sometimes idiomatic) (Of a resource) To support or sustain someone for a limited period.
    These crisps should hold me over until supper.
  2. (transitive, idiomatic) to save, delay
    We will have to hold over these files until tomorrow.
  3. (intransitive) To remain in office, possession, etc., beyond a certain date. (Can we add an example for this sense?)

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