hold close

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Verb1.hold close - hold firmly, usually with one's hands; "She clutched my arm when she got scared"
hold, take hold - have or hold in one's hands or grip; "Hold this bowl for a moment, please"; "A crazy idea took hold of him"
cuddle, draw close, nestle, nuzzle, snuggle, nest - move or arrange oneself in a comfortable and cozy position; "We cuddled against each other to keep warm"; "The children snuggled into their sleeping bags"
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For the present we part, nor must we be seen to hold close conversation I must order the hall for his judgment-seat.
We parted ways amicably and we've all moved on - it's a club that I hold close to my heart.
They also hold close to 85 percent of the bad loans in the sector.
He asked different departments to hold close contacts to avoid flood threats.
South Korea will "fully abide by the armistice agreement and hold close consultations with related countries such as the United States and China to dispel any attempt by North Korea to nullify the armistice agreement, Cho said.
MY HEART AND DREAMS Gillian Gwinnette Gillian Gwinnette Where are you now My sweet Gillian Gwinnette For I now lie all alone In a cold and lonely room And all I have left of you I hold close to me Is in both my heart and dreams Your love was so warm and tender Your love was so soft but strong It was your tender love that helped me Carry on with my life So into the dark and moonless night My aching heart flies To search the world both far and wide For the girl who once walked by my side And who made my life worth living On this war-torn world of ours DONALD JOHN TYE , Wallsend, North Tyneside
Home to regulars and newcomers who are linked only by the location and brief encounters with each other, The Beach Hut tells the tales of the lives of the owners who grow up, move away and return to the place they hold close to their hearts every summer.
Known for quick turn around and an ability to hold close tolerances, new ownership should be able to dramatically increase market share as the closest competitor is hundreds of miles away and the handful of competitors are any where from five to ten times larger than the Company.
Not all parts are candidates for flashless molding, according to the literature, but the company feels its ability to hold close tolerances and utilize quality mold designs allows it to add value to many types of compression, transfer and injection molding applications.
The Quadro 15 PLUS can drill up to 50 percent faster and can hold close tolerances, achieving a hole quality of H7 or better.
We wanted to give something back and help support two amazing charities that we hold close to our hearts.
Born in Huddersfield and a lifelong Town fan,Booth has devoted more than seven years' service in two spells to the team he will forever hold close to his heart.