to hold one's own love

to hold one's own

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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. to keep or maintain one's possessions; to yield nothing; esp., to suffer no loss or disadvantage in a contest.
  • transitive v. To keep good one's present condition absolutely or relatively; not to fall off, or to lose ground; as, a ship holds her own when she does not lose ground in a race or chase; a man holds his own when he does not lose strength or weight.

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