Translation of "holding" to French

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Dictionary translations for "holding"

holding [ˈhəuldɪŋ] noun Listen
pl. holdings
la tenue f (act) Listen
le holding m (fin) Listen
la fixation f (tech) Listen
other translations 1
hold [həuld] verb Conjugation Listen
held / held / holding / holds
tenir Listen
Hold it with both hands.
Tiens-le à deux mains.
retenir (retain) Listen
How long can you hold your breath?
Combien de temps peux-tu retenir ta respiration ?
contenir (volume) Listen
This can hold about 4 gallons.
Ceci peut contenir environ 4 gallons.
attendre (telephone) Listen
Hold on a minute, please.
Attends une minute, s'il te plaît.
appliquer (theory) Listen
There are cases where the rule does not hold good.
Il y a des cas où la règle ne s'applique pas dans toute sa rigueur.
maintenir (construction) Listen
I wonder if the weather will hold.
Je me demande si le temps se maintiendra.
réserver (seat) Listen
In a way, life is a cruel thing. It holds major problems in store for each one of us.
En un sens, la vie est cruelle. Elle garde en réserve des problèmes majeurs pour chacun d'entre nous.
croire Listen
I think your theory does not hold water.
Je crois que ta théorie ne tient pas debout.
other translations 5

Phrases with "holding" (72)

  1. holding on - attendre
  2. AK steel holding corporation - AK Steel Holding Corporation
  3. Aks holding - Aks Holding
  4. Discovery holding - Discovery Holding
  5. Egyptian electricity holding company - Egyptian Electricity Holding Company
  6. Enya holding - Enya Holding
  7. Express scripts holding - Express Scripts Holding
  8. holding circuit - circuit d'attente
  9. holding company - holding
  10. holding out of - rétention

Contexts with "holding"

She was holding an umbrella. Elle tenait un parapluie.
We watched the game while holding our breath. Nous regardâmes le match en retenant notre souffle.
He's already been offered a couple of positions but he tells me he's holding out for a better salary. On lui a déjà offert quelques postes mais il me dit qu'il se réserve pour un meilleur salaire.
Why are you holding my hands? Pourquoi tiens-tu mes mains ?
You cannot kill yourself by holding your breath. Vous ne pouvez pas vous tuer en retenant votre souffle.
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