Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun hold_over

2 senses of holdover

Sense 1
holdover, hangover -- (an official who remains in office after his term)
       => official, functionary -- (a worker who holds or is invested with an office)

Sense 2
hangover, holdover -- (something that has survived from the past; "a holdover from the sixties"; "hangovers from the 19th century")
       => survival -- (something that survives)

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

5 senses of hold over

Sense 1
hold over -- (intimidate somebody (with a threat); "She was holding it over him")
       => intimidate -- (make timid or fearful; "Her boss intimidates her")

Sense 2
carry over, hold over -- (hold over goods to be sold for the next season)
       => keep, hold on -- (retain possession of; "Can I keep my old stuffed animals?"; "She kept her maiden name after she married")

Sense 3
hold over -- (keep in a position or state from an earlier period of time)
       => keep, maintain, hold -- (keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g., "keep clean"; "hold in place"; "She always held herself as a lady"; "The students keep me on my toes")

Sense 4
hold over -- (continue a term of office past the normal period of time)
       => stay, stay on, continue, remain -- (continue in a place, position, or situation; "After graduation, she stayed on in Cambridge as a student adviser"; "Stay with me, please"; "despite student protests, he remained Dean for another year"; "She continued as deputy mayor for another year")

Sense 5
postpone, prorogue, hold over, put over, table, shelve, set back, defer, remit, put off -- (hold back to a later time; "let's postpone the exam")
       => delay -- (act later than planned, scheduled, or required; "Don't delay your application to graduate school or else it won't be considered")

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