Definition of 'held'
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Others have been holding onto the hope that perhaps their boys might still be alive and held captive.Times, Sunday Times (2015) The Sun (2014)
The victims are forced into their own car and held hostage while the gang use their cards in cash machines and shops.The Sun (2012) Times, Sunday Times (2012) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2009) The Sun (2010) The Sun (2015) The Sun (2011)
Our hearts go out to the families of those massacred in Kenya and those being held hostage last night.The Sun (2013)
The unnamed male officer was in hospital last night after he was seized by three fanatics in a maximum security prison and held hostage for four hours.The Sun (2013) Times, Sunday Times (2013)
A British student was recovering at home yesterday after being kidnapped at gunpoint and held captive for three days while backpacking in India.Times, Sunday Times (2007)
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