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- (transitive) To cause to stay together.
- (figuratively, idiomatic) Synonym of : to cope with adversity.
- (intransitive) To stay together.
- c. 1330, Amis and Amiloun, ll. 151 f.:
- 1861, Temple Bar, No. 3, p. 509:
- There was hope that the ship would hold together.
- 1960 March, “Talking of Trains: The Slough derailment”, in Trains Illustrated, page 132:
- The Inspecting Officer draws attention to the remarkable way in which the train held together after the final derailment; this was due in no small measure to the robustness of the buckeye couplings fitted to the coaches.