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English Definitionto keep; to maintain; to hold; to preserve
Simplified Script保持
Traditional ScriptSame
Part of Speech(形) adjective
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(动) As a verb
  1. Maintain for use and service.
  2. Have as a supply.
  3. Hold back within.
  4. Conform one's action or practice to.
  5. Prevent (food) from rotting.
  6. Look after; be the keeper of; have charge of.
  7. Keep in a certain state, position, or activity; e.g.,.
  8. Allow to remain in a place or position or maintain a property or feature.
  9. Resist or confront with resistance.
  10. Be and remain in a particular state or condition.
  11. Secure and keep for possible future use or application.
  12. Retain rights to.
  13. Keep in safety and protect from harm, decay, loss, or destruction.
  14. Maintain by writing regular records.
  15. Retain possession of.
  16. Continue a certain state, condition, or activity.
  17. Keep or maintain in unaltered condition; cause to remain or last.
  18. Remain in a certain state, position, or condition.
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