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    leave ones hold of

    Dear teachers,

    Would you be kind enough to give me your considered opinion concerning the interpretation of the expressions in bold in the following sentences?

    "I say a horse at a gallop, Tom," returned the guard, leaving his hold of the door, and mounting nimbly to his place. (Ch. Dickens, "A Tale of Two Cities")

    leave one’s hold of = let go of

    Tourism is beginning to lose its hold on many of its former middle class supporters.

    lose one’s hold of = lose one’s influence

    Last edited by vil; 04-Sep-2011 at 12:46.

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    Re: leave ones hold of

    Your interpretation is correct for each case.

    Not a teacher

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