A hold is awarded to a relief pitcher who meets the following three conditions:

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  1. A grasp or grip.
  2. Something reserved or kept.
  3. A position or grip used to control the opponent.
  4. The percentage the house wins on a gamble, the house or bookmaker's hold.
  5. The wager amount, the total hold.
  6. An instance of holding one's service game, as opposed to being broken.
  7. A fruit machine feature allowing one or more of the reels to remain fixed while the others spin.
  8. A pause facility.

Noun (etymology 2)

  1. The cargo area of a ship or aircraft, (often cargo hold).
    Put that in the hold.


  1. To grasp or grip.
  2. To contain or store.
  3. To maintain or keep to a position or state.
    1. To have and keep possession of something.
      1. To reserve.
    2. To cause to wait or delay.
    3. To detain.
    4. To be or remain valid; to apply.
      1. To keep oneself in a particular state.
  1. To impose restraint upon; to limit in motion or action; to bind legally or morally; to confine; to restrain.
    1. To bear, carry, or manage.
  1. Not to move; to halt; to stop.
  2. Not to give way; not to part or become separated; to remain unbroken or unsubdued.
  1. To maintain or keep to particular opinions, promises, actions.
  1. To maintain, to consider, to opine.
    1. To bind (someone) to a consequence of his or her actions.
  2. To maintain in being or action; to carry on; to prosecute, as a course of conduct or an argument; to continue; to sustain.
    1. To accept, as an opinion; to be the adherent of, openly or privately; to persist in, as a purpose; to maintain; to sustain.
    2. To restrain oneself; to refrain; to hold back.
  1. To win one's own service game.
  1. To organise an event or meeting.
  2. To derive right or title.


  1. Gracious; friendly; faithful; true.

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