Overhold meaning

To overvalue; overestimate; hold or estimate at too dear a rate.
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To hold over; keep.
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The act or process of holding over.
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Origin of overhold

  • From Middle English overholden, from Old English oferhealdan (“to overcome, overtake, hold over, delay to do, neglect”), from Proto-Germanic *uber (“over”) + *haldaną (“to hold”), equivalent to over- +‎ hold. Cognate with Dutch overhouden (“to hang on, hold over, save”), German überhalten (“to hold on to, keep”), Danish overholde (“to observe”).

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