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    Hold Down

    I wonder something. Sometimes hold down and hold are the same mean??? If it is so, what they're mean?

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    Re: Hold Down

    Could anybody answer, please?

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    Re: Hold Down

    hold sth/sb down 1.to stop someone moving or escaping It took three officers to hold down the suspect.2.to keep the cost of something at a low level to hold down prices/wages 3. hold down a job to keep a job It's difficult for mothers to hold down a full-time job.
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    hold 1.to have something in your hands or arms 2.keep something in a particular position 3.to organize an event 4.to contain something 5.to have a particular job,position or qualification 6.to have a particular position in a competition etc. etc. etc.
    So I guess sometimes they do have the same meaning as in 'to hold a job' or 'to hold down a job'.Otherwise the meaning is different.

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    Re: Hold Down

    Sometimes i'm encountering that sentences:

    Hold down the up curser key or Holding the down curser key...


    Hmm. I guess these means different....

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    Re: Hold Down

    [So I guess sometimes they do have the same meaning as in 'to hold a job' or 'to hold down a job'.Otherwise the meaning is different.[/QUOTE]
    On second thoughts I think there is a slight difference.to hold a job means just to hold a job whilst to hold down a job means to hold a job notwithstanding certain difficulties
    I see you have posted again.Be back to you later if I can help.

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    Re: Hold Down

    [So I guess sometimes they do have the same meaning as in 'to hold a job' or 'to hold down a job'.Otherwise the meaning is different.[/QUOTE]
    On second thoughts I think there is a slight difference.to hold a job means just to hold a job whilst to hold down a job means to hold a job notwithstanding certain difficulties

    I see you have posted again.Be back to you later if I can help.

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    Re: Hold Down

    [So I guess sometimes they do have the same meaning as in 'to hold a job' or 'to hold down a job'.Otherwise the meaning is different.[/QUOTE]
    On second thoughts I think there is a slight difference.to hold a job means just to hold a job whilst to hold down a job means to hold a job notwithstanding certain difficulties

    I see you have posted again.
    I guess holding down a key and holding it means the same thing.

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    Re: Hold Down

    [So I guess sometimes they do have the same meaning as in 'to hold a job' or 'to hold down a job'.Otherwise the meaning is different.[/QUOTE]
    On second thoughts I think there is a slight difference.to hold a job means just to hold a job whilst to hold down a job means to hold a job notwithstanding certain difficulties
    I see you have posted again.
    I guess holding down a key and holding it means the same thing.

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    Re: Hold Down

    So what does it mean? (Hold down a key) Press a button all the time???

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    #10

    Re: Hold Down

    Yes,that's what it means.
    Sorry about the repeated answers but usingenglish.com is acting funny just now!

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