forholden

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Middle English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

Old English forhealdan. Akin to Middle Low German vorholden (to detain).

Verb[edit]

forholden (third-person singular simple present forholdeþ, present participle forholdende, simple past forheld, past participle forholden)

  1. to detain, hold up, impede
  2. to retain

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