Meaning of hold over in English:

hold over

Translate hold over into Spanish

phrasal verb

  • 1hold something over, hold over somethingBritish Postpone something.

    ‘the usual family gathering was held over until late January’
    • ‘A number of letters have been held over until next week.’
    • ‘The movie poll results have been held over until later in the week.’
    • ‘‘It is possible maybe for one person to hold their funeral over maybe until Monday,’ said Fr O'Sullivan.’
    • ‘Lack of time means I have to hold it over until next week.’
    • ‘The Government will take its chances on business; if we cannot complete it, then that business will be held over until early next year.’
    • ‘The company announced the cuts on Friday of last week, sparking anger from workers who believe the news was held over until Friday to bury it in the aftermath of the election.’
    • ‘I note the Minister of Police is not in the Chamber today and I seek leave of the House to hold this question over until the Minister is present.’
    • ‘I seek leave to hold this question over until Mr Hawkins is in a position to be in the House to answer it.’
    • ‘I was very keen to ask this question of Mr Hodgson, the Convenor, and I wonder whether I can seek leave to hold it over until I can do that.’
    • ‘A full report on the gathering has been held over due to lack of space.’
    • ‘The completion of the tarring at the hall and the footpaths to the village will be held over, pending the provision of a new public lighting system and necessary ducting.’
    • ‘The announcement of the final count was held over from the early hours of Sunday morning to allow for the papers to be checked.’
    postpone, put off, put back, delay, defer, adjourn, suspend, shelve, hold in abeyance
  • 2hold something over someoneUse a piece of information to threaten or intimidate someone.

    ‘I resented him holding the secret over me’
    • ‘These are offensive weapons for the purpose of inflicting death on a massive scale, developed so that he can hold the threat over the head of anyone he chooses, in his own region or beyond.’
    • ‘If you think that you're holding some threat over my head, think again.’
    • ‘And also part of the purpose of that statutory provision is to hold a threat over people…’
    • ‘She holds this fact over Negi's head as a vague threat, though we're fairly sure she won't intentionally do anything with it.’