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French English
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
tenir à qc. [venir de]to stem from sth. [come / arise from]
tenir à qn./ be fond of sb./sth.
tenir qc. éloignéto keep sth. away
3 Words: Verbs
s'en tenir à stick to / with sth. [persist with]
se tenir à adhere to sth. [uphold, respect a rule/decision]
se tenir à qn./ hold on to sb./sth.
se tenir accroupito perch [bird, also fig. for person]
Unverified se tenir coito be quiet
se tenir immobileto stand still
se tenir tranquilleto keep quiet
tenir à faire insist on doing sth.
tenir compte de take sth. into account
Unverified tenir le capto hold one's ground
tenir le capto stay on target
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 lieu de serve as sth. [bedroom etc.]
Unverified tenir qn. en haleine [fig.]to string sb. along
tenir qn. en suspens [vieilli]to keep sb. in suspense
loc. tenir tête à 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
loc. se tenir à quatreto bite one's lip [to avoid saying something out of place]
se tenir éloigné de keep away from sth.
tenir hors de portéeto keep away
film théâtre tenir le rôle de act sb.
5+ Words: Verbs
se tenir à l'écart de qn./ shy away from sb./sth.
Unverified se tenir sur ses gardesto be on one's guard
tenir qc. à / dans la mainto hold sth.
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