hold over

hold over
1) PHRASAL VERB If you hold something over someone, you use it in order to threaten them or make them do what you want.

[V n P n] Did Laurie know something, and hold it over Felicity?

2) PHRASAL VERB If something is held over, it does not happen or it is not dealt with until a future date.

[be V-ed P] Further voting might be held over until tomorrow...

[V n P] We would have held the story over until the next day. [Also V P n (not pron)]


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