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the phrasal verb HOLD STEEL. Today I've heard this phrasal verb while I was listening to a podcast. As I understood by the context, it means something like "stop moving". So, can I use this verb in following ways? 1) If you don't hold steel I can't pull out that thing in your eye. 2) It will be hurt, but you have to hold steel for a while. 3) Hold steel, my friend, there is a snake under your feet. 4) The cat needs an injection, we have to make it hold steel while we are doing it. 5) There is a big well in front of you, hold steel or you will fall down.
Nov 14, 2016 11:41 AM
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It should actually be "hold still". 1) If you can't hold still I won't be able to pull that thing out of your eye. 2) It will hurt, ... 4) ... we have to make sure it holds still...
November 14, 2016
El 麦霸
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