Translation of "holding" into French

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holding [ˈhəuldɪŋ] noun
pl. holdings
la tenue f (act)
le holding m (fin)
la fixation f (tech)
other translations 1
hold [həuld] verb Conjugation
held / held / holding / holds
Hold it with both hands.
Tiens-le à deux mains.
retenir (retain)
How long can you hold your breath?
Combien de temps peux-tu retenir ta respiration ?
contenir (volume)
This can hold about 4 gallons.
Ceci peut contenir environ 4 gallons.
attendre (telephone)
Hold on a minute, please.
Attends une minute, s'il te plaît.
appliquer (theory)
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)
I wonder if the weather will hold.
Je me demande si le temps se maintiendra.
réserver (seat)
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.
I think your theory does not hold water.
Je crois que ta théorie ne tient pas debout.
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Phrases (72)

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


She was holding an umbrella. Elle tenait un parapluie.
I was watching the scene holding my breath. Je regardais la scène en retenant mon 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 ?
We watched the game while holding our breath. Nous regardâmes le match en retenant notre souffle.

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