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VERB1   tenir | tiens | avoir tenu | tenant
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VERB2   se tenir | me tiens | s'être tenu | se tenant
tenir qn./qc.
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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.]
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 coi [littéraire]to be quiet
se tenir immobileto stand still
se tenir tranquilleto keep quiet
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 la chandelle [fam.]to play gooseberry [coll.]
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
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. en haleine [fig.]to keep sb. on tenterhooks [fig.]
tenir qn. en laisse [fig.]to lead sb. by the nose [fig.]
tenir qn. en suspens [vieilli]to keep sb. in suspense
tenir qn./qc. en bride [aussi fig.]to keep a tight rein on sb./sth. [also fig.]
tenir sa promesseto keep one's promise
tenir sa promesseto keep one's word
loc. tenir tête à qn.to stand up to sb. [refuse to back down]
4 Words: Others
sans tenir compte deregardless of
4 Words: Verbs
loc. se tenir à carreauto watch one's step
se tenir à l'affûtto lie in wait
se tenir à l'écartto shy away
loc. se tenir à quatreto bite one's lip [to avoid saying something out of place]
se tenir éloigné de qc.to keep away from sth.
tenir hors de portéeto keep away
naut. tenir la barre de qc. [aussi fig.]to be at the helm of sth. [also fig.]
film théâtre tenir le rôle de qn.to act sb.
tenir qn. à l'écart de qc. [activité]to keep sb. out of sth.
tenir qn. à l'écart de qc. [lieu]to keep sb. away from sth.
5+ Words: Verbs
ne tenir qu'à un fil [négociations]to be on a knife-edge [negociations]
se tenir à l'écart de qn./qc.to keep clear of sb./sth.
se tenir à l'écart de qn./qc.to shy away from sb./sth.
se tenir à l'écart de qn./qc.to stand clear of sb./sth.
se tenir à l'écart de qn./qc.to stay clear of sb./sth.
se tenir à l'écart de qn./qc.to steer clear of sb./sth.
se tenir sur ses gardesto be on one's guard
tenir la barre des événementsto take control of events
tenir la bride (haute) à qn. [fig.]to keep sb on a tight rein [fig.]
tenir la dragée haute à qn.to hold out on sb.
tenir le gouvernail d'une main ferme [aussi fig.]to have a firm hand on the tiller [also fig.]
tenir le haut du pavé [loc.]to be upper-class
tenir les cordons de la bourse [aussi fig.]to hold the purse strings [also fig.]
tenir qc. à / dans la mainto hold sth.
tenir qn./qc. hors de portée de qn./qc.to keep sb./sth. away from sb./sth.
zool. tenir son chien en laisseto have one's dog on a leash
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