Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb hold_close

1 sense of hold close

Sense 1
cling to, hold close, hold tight, clutch -- (hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared")
       => hold, take hold -- (have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him")

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