hold+forth

  • 1 hold forth — ► hold forth talk at length or tediously. Main Entry: ↑hold …

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  • 2 hold forth — index declaim, exposit, offer (propose), recite, recount Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …

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  • 3 hold forth — verb talk at length and formally about a topic The speaker dissertated about the social politics in 18th century England • Syn: ↑discourse, ↑dissertate • Derivationally related forms: ↑dissertation (for: ↑dissertate) …

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  • 4 hold forth — phrasal verb Word forms hold forth : present tense I/you/we/they hold forth he/she/it holds forth present participle holding forth past tense held forth past participle held forth 1) [intransitive] to talk for a long time about something that is… …

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  • 5 hold forth — talk at length about one subject, lecture    If you mention his favorite topic ants he ll hold forth for hours! …

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  • 6 hold forth — {v.} 1. To offer; propose. * /As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future./ 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. * /Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade./ …

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  • 7 hold forth — {v.} 1. To offer; propose. * /As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future./ 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. * /Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade./ …

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  • 8 hold\ forth — v 1. To offer; propose. As a candidate, Jones held forth the promise of a bright future. 2. To speak in public; preach. Usually used with little respect. Senator Smith was holding forth on free trade …

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  • 9 hold forth — 1) offer, propose The company held forth a promise to give all of the employees an extra bonus in the summer. 2) speak in public, talk about He was holding forth about taxes again last night when I saw him in his office …

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  • 10 hold forth — to talk for a long time on a subject. She held forth for half an hour on the stupidity of TV reality shows …

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  • 11 hold forth — he was holding forth on the qualities of good wine Syn: speak at length, talk at length, go on, sound off; declaim, spout, pontificate, orate, preach, sermonize; informal speechify, drone on …

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  • 12 hold forth — Synonyms and related words: debate, declaim, demagogue, discourse, elocute, explain, exposit, expound, extend, harangue, hold out, lecture, monologize, monopolize the conversation, moralize, mouth, offer, orate, out herod Herod, perorate, point a …

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  • 13 hold forth — talk at length or tediously. → hold …

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  • 14 hold forth — 1. (Active.) Offer, propose, exhibit, hold out. 2. (Neuter.) Harangue, preach, speak in public …

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  • 15 hold forth — phrasal to speak at length ; expatiate …

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  • 16 hold forth — verb a) To extend or offer, propose. b) Talk at great length; expatiate; harangue …

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  • 17 hold forth — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. speak, soliloquize, declaim, harangue; see address 2 , lecture …

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  • 18 To hold forth — Hold Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed,… …

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  • 19 To hold forth — Hold Hold, v. i. In general, to keep one s self in a given position or condition; to remain fixed. Hence: [1913 Webster] 1. Not to move; to halt; to stop; mostly in the imperative. [1913 Webster] And damned be him that first cries, Hold, enough!… …

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  • 20 Hold — Hold, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Held}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Holding}. {Holden}, p. p., is obs. in elegant writing, though still used in legal language.] [OE. haldan, D. houden, OHG. hoten, Icel. halda, Dan. holde, Sw. h[*a]lla, Goth. haldan to feed, tend… …

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