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Synonyms for hold close

hold firmly, usually with one's hands

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We must grasp and hold close to our hearts those universal values that this wounded world and its inhabitants need so badly.
They wanted a place that could hold close to 100,000 and provide the fans with a hassle-free, festival atmosphere.
Slow cooling on the mold helps VIM hold close tolerances.
There could also be a case of "out of the frying pan and into the fire" regarding WiMAX, where it is likely that Samsung will hold close to 30% of the essential IP, effectively replacing Qualcomm as the 800-pound gorilla in the market.
Baghdad / NINA /-- US Secretary of State John Kerry said in a press statement, "The United States informed the Iraqi government on the full redeployment's plan of special forces in Iraq," adding, "The two governments will hold close consultations on places and tasks of those forces .
The deal, worth GBP12bn, is expected to create a giant company that would hold close to one-third of the British savings and mortgage market.
It would pose unacceptably high risks to national security,'' Swenson said, adding that the high number of requests to hold close hearings would ``shackle'' the attorney general's ability to handle the underlying terrorism cases.
Owner Northern Leisure has invested nearly pounds 1million in the projects and, between them, the two clubs will hold close to 800 people.
This time lag--ELM again--is too long to hold close tolerances.
If you are trying to hold close tolerances using older equipment (even 10 years old) this may be a problem.
And if November and December hold close to this year's form, there could be ``an astounding'' eight million home sales for 2004, Gumbinger said.
Looking ahead: The preliminary schedules for the 2003 season are circulating across the leagues, and though things can change the early schedules usually hold close to form.
Home sales should hold close to record territory for a couple months, then ease in the second half of the year but remain at historically strong levels.
If we hold close to the crowd we had when we opened, this will be a very successful market.
There's one fundamental tenet - the right to sue - that Americans hold close to their hearts, or at least their wallets.