underhold

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From under- +‎ hold.

Verb[edit]

underhold (third-person singular simple present underholds, present participle underholding, simple past underheld, past participle underheld or underholden)

  1. To support or uphold, especially from beneath; sustain.
  2. (music) To hold a note for a shorter duration than required.
  3. (of infants) To hold an infant or child for less time than needed.

Antonyms[edit]

Noun[edit]

underhold (plural underholds)

  1. (wrestling) An unfair seizing of an opponent under the arms.
  2. (gymnastics) An underhand grip, especially while hanging from a bar.