||to give something/somebody officially or formally to another person
||He handed over a cheque for $200,000. They handed the weapons over to the police.
||used to tell somebody to stop what they are doing or saying for a short time
||Hang about! There’s something not quite right here.
||to wait or stay near a place, not doing very much
||kids hanging about in the streets
||to dangle(ঝোলা, দোলা, ঝোলানো, দোলানো ), suspended by some body part, such as thumbs, legs, etc.
||I can hang by just my middle fingers!
||to execute someone by hanging for doing something.
||The state prosecutor will try to hang you for this crime.
||used to ask somebody to wait for a short time or to stop what they are doing
||Now hang on a minute—you can’t really believe what you just said!
||The driver told the passengers to HANG ON as the bus pulled off.
||End a phone call
||I lost my temper and HUNG UP.
||to prevent somebody/something from moving forward or crossing something
||The police were unable to hold back the crowd.
||to prevent the progress or development of somebody/something
||We are determined that nothing should hold back the peace talks.
||to not tell somebody something they want or need to know
||The government HELD BACK the findings of the report for fear of alienating voters.
||to stop yourself from expressing how you really feel
||It was really hard to HOLD BACK the tears.
||hold something inside ((of) one(self)); keep something inside ((of) one(self))
||You really shouldn’t hold those feelings inside of you.
||to make someone or something wait.
||I know a lot of people are waiting to see me. Hold them off for a while longer.
||used to tell somebody to wait or stop
||Could you HOLD ON for a minute; she’ll be free in a moment.
||to offer a chance, hope or possibility of something
||Doctors hold out little hope of her recovering.
||The meeting has been HELD OVER till Friday.
||Not break up
||The society managed to HOLD TOGETHER despite the crisis.
||Delay when travelling
||I was HELD UP by the terrible traffic and arrived half an hour late for my appointment.
||Continue with something difficult
||Come on, keep at it, you’ve nearly finished!
||to avoid going near somebody/something
||Keep away from the edge of the cliff.
||to hide yourself by not standing up straight
||Keep down! You mustn’t let anyone see you.
||to make somebody stay indoors or in a particular place
||The teacher KEPT the students IN after school because they had misbehaved.
|Keep in with
||to make sure that you stay friendly with somebody, because you will get an advantage from doing so
||I like to KEEP IN WITH the school inspectors.
|| to avoid eating, drinking or smoking something, to avoid mentioning a particular subject, if rain, snow, etc. keeps off, it does not fall
||I’m trying to keep off fatty foods. It’s best to keep off politics when my father’s around.
||The rain kept on all night. Keep on until you get to the church.
||Maintain a continuous action, persist
|| The rain kept up all afternoon. How long can we KEEP this UP without ever speaking to each other directly?
|Keep up with
|| Move at the same rate, Stay up to date
|| He walks too fast and it’s really hard to KEEP UP WITH him. It’s hard to KEEP UP WITH all the latest improvements and breakthroughs in technology nowadays.
|keep up with the Joneses
||to try to have all the possessions and social achievements that your friends and neighbours have
||To fail to "keep up with the Joneses" is perceived as demonstrating socio-economic or cultural inferiority.