- to look (at); observe
UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/bɪˈhəʊld/USA pronuncation: IPA/bɪˈhoʊld/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bi hōld′)
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be•hold /bɪˈhoʊld/USA pronunciation v., -held, -hold•ing, interj.WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
v. [~ + object]
be•hold (bi hōld′),USA pronunciation v., be•held, be•hold•ing, interj.
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behold /bɪˈhəʊld/ vb ( -holds, -holding, -held)(often used in the imperative to draw attention to something) archaic or literary
'behold' also found in these entries (note: many are not synonyms or translations):
Collocations: literary, dated, humorous: was (definitely, certainly) a sight to behold, literary, dated: behold the [beauty, power, complexity] of, literary, dated: a [pleasure, delight] to behold, more...
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