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VERB1   tenir | tiens | avoir tenu | tenant
VERB2   se tenir | me tiens | s'être tenu | se tenant
tenir qn./qc.
to hold sb./sth.
2 Words: Verbs
se tenirto stand
se tenir [avoir lieu]to take place
mil. tenir (bon) [refuser de capituler]to hold out
tenir à qc. [venir de]to stem from sth. [come / arise from]
tenir à qn./qc.to be fond of sb./sth.
géogr. tenir de qc. [pays]to border on sth. [country]
tenir de qn. [ancêtre]to take after sb. [ancestor]
tenir debout [fig.]to hold water [fig.]
cuis. tenir l'alcoolto be able to hold one's drink
tenir paroleto keep one's word
tenir qc. éloignéto keep sth. away
tenir séanceto meet
3 Words: Verbs
s'en tenir à qc.to stick to / with sth. [persist with]
se tenir à qc.to adhere to sth. [uphold, respect a rule/decision]
se tenir à qn./qc.to hold on to sb./sth.
se tenir accroupito perch [bird, also fig. for person]
se tenir coito remain quiet
se tenir coi [littéraire]to be quiet
se tenir immobileto stand still
se tenir peinard [fam.] [loc.]to keep one's nose clean [coll.] [idiom] [stay out of trouble]
se tenir tranquille [être raisonnable]to keep calm
se tenir tranquille [être raisonnable]to keep quiet
se tenir tranquille [ne pas bouger]to hold still
se tenir tranquille [ne pas bouger]to keep still
tenir à faire qc.to insist on doing sth.
tenir compte de qc.to take sth. into account
tenir du miracleto be almost a miracle
tenir du miracleto be little short of a miracle
tenir du prodigeto be astounding
tenir du prodigeto be a miracle
tenir la chandelle [fam.]to play gooseberry [coll.]
sport tenir la distanceto stay the course
jeux sport tenir la marqueto keep (the) score
tenir le capto hold one's ground
tenir le capto stay on target
tenir le coup [fam.]to bear up [coll.]
tenir le coup [loc.]to keep one's chin up [idiom]
tenir le crachoir [fig.] [monopoliser la parole]to hold the floor [fig.] [monopolise the conversation]
tenir le crachoir [fig.] [monopoliser la parole]to talk non-stop
compt. fin. tenir les écrituresto keep the accounts
tenir les rênes [aussi fig.]to hold the reins [also fig.]
tenir lieu de qc.to serve as sth. [bedroom etc.]
tenir qn. à distanceto keep sb. at bay
tenir qn. à distanceto keep sb. at a distance
tenir qn. à distanceto keep sb. at arm's length [fig.]
tenir qn. à distanceto keep sb at arm's-length [fig.]
tenir qn. dans l'ignoranceto keep sb. in the dark
tenir qn. en haleine [fig.]to keep sb. on tenterhooks [fig.]
tenir qn. en laisse [fig.]to lead sb. by the nose [fig.]
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