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    Hold Second Place

    I have a question about the usage of the verb "hold". The following usage of "hold" could be found on the web:


    1. "They hold a three-way tie at the moment."
    2. "The team is holding second place."


    But dictionaries don't seem to have definitions that fit the above usages. Could these usages be wrong?

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    Re: Hold Second Place

    Normally, we say "They are in a three-way tie" or "The team is in second place".

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    Re: Hold Second Place

    @MikeNewYork

    So, this:


    "Still, the Jets are 5-4-1, holding second place in the American Conference East, and remain in the middle of the wild-card chase."


    would be unusual?

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    Re: Hold Second Place

    Less common. There are many ways to say something in English.

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