Offhold meaning

(archaic) To retain.
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(intransitive) To hold off; prevent; refrain; avoid; shun.
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Origin of offhold

  • From Middle English ofholden, from Old English ofhealdan (“to withhold, retain”), equivalent to off- +‎ hold. Cognate with Dutch afhouden (“to detain, deter”), German abhalten (“to discourage, prevent, deter”).

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