hold together

hold together
phrasal verb [intransitive/transitive]
Word forms "hold together":
present tense I/you/we/they hold together he/she/it holds together present participle holding together past tense held together past participle held together
1) to remain in one piece and not break apart, or to make something do this

The trousers were held together with a safety pin.

2) to stay together and continue to have a good relationship in a difficult situation

How can any family hold together under these circumstances?

I was trying to hold my marriage together.


English dictionary. 2014.

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