(a) last; remain 维持; 保持
*We can stay here for as long as our supplies hold out. 我们的供应品能维持多久, 我们就能在这里呆多久.
* I can't hold out (ie retain my urine) much longer; I must find a toilet. 我憋不住了（要小便）, 得找个厕所.
(b) resist an attack 抵抗; 抵御
*They held out bravely against repeated enemy bombing. 敌人轮番轰炸, 他们仍英勇地抵抗. hold sth out offer (a chance, hope, possibility, etc) 提供（机会）; 带来（希望）; 使有（可能）
*The forthcoming talks hold out the hope of real arms reductions. 即将举行的会谈给实现真正的裁军带来了希望.
* Doctors hold out little hope of her recovering. 医生帮助她康复的希望甚微. hold out for sth (infml 口) deliberately delay reaching an agreement in the hope of gaining sth 故意拖延达成协议以谋求某事物
*Union negotiators are holding out for a more generous pay settlement. 工会代表故意拖延谈判以争取达成大幅度增加工资的解决方案. hold out on sb (infml 口) refuse to give information, etc to sb 拒绝给予某人信息等; 瞒
*I'm not holding out on you. I honestly don't know where he is. 我不是故意瞒 你.我的确不知道他在哪里.
1. But her teammate almost dropped it. Wilma had to stop to get a good hold on the stick. 但是她的队员已经掉了, 威尔玛不得不停下来抓住接力棒。
2. Bagrit foresaw a time when computers would be small enough to hold in the hand, 巴格瑞特预示有一天计算机可以小到拿在手上，
3. Born June 5, 1952, in St. Louis, the oldest of three daughters, she started drawing almost as soon as she could hold a pencil. 恩格尔布赖特1952年6月5日出生在圣路易斯，是三姐妹中的老大，她几乎刚学会拿铅笔就开始画画。
4. We decided to hold the meeting in the hall. 我们决定在大厅里开会。
5. Worry is a spasm of the emotion; the mind catches hold of something and will not let it go. 烦恼是感情的一阵发作；脑子被某件事纠缠着而又抛不开它。
6. With the hand held high in the air, hold the string so that the weight nearly touches the ground. 把手高高举在空中握住绳子，让重物几乎接触地面。
7. Without the air to hold some of the sun´s heat, the earth would be freezing cold at night, too cold for us to live. 2 如果没有空气储存大部分太阳热量，地球在夜晚就会冻得冰冷，人们便无法生存。
8. They hold no religious creed. 他们没有任何宗教信仰。
9. The kings of ancient Egypt planned strong tombs to keep their bodies safe after death and to hold their treasures. 古代的埃及国王为了死后尸体不被盗窃，金银财宝得以保全，建筑了坚固的墓穴。
10. The third happened to take hold of the elephant´s trunk, "both of you are entirely wrong," he said. 第三个盲人碰巧抓住了大象的鼻子，说道：“你们两位都不对，