antiquated, admonishment to hide marijuana from public view (as a lit joint).
northern california, 1980's
The teen passenger was taking a hit off a joint as they drove through an intersection. The driver yelled at him, "Hold Down!"
by Yogurt (aka Puddin' Cup) November 9, 2010
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1. To keep a fort from flying away when the fort has such a low density that it tends to float off.
2. To take care of a place while someone who is usually there is gone, such as a store or one's home.

When unsure as to which definition should be applied, it can help to judge the person's intelligence - morons usually mean #2. A less moronic term for #2 would be "to hold the fort".
Someone had to stay at the playground and hold down the fort while the anchor weights were being replaced.
by guyboy625 September 28, 2010
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Taking care of the place you're at while others are gone.
As Sandy was leaving work, she said "hold down the fort" to Jill, who was now working alone.
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used when "holding down the fort" doesn't do because you are referring to food.
At dinner, Julia tells Tala she is going to the bathroom and asks her to hold down the fork
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To maintain someone or to 'hold someone down'.

Meaning to keep someone interested and committed to you without showing hesitation on your part. If youre not holding them down, you ain't trying, it can lead to them leaving your lazy a**
Drake: "she held it down, so she got a Mercedes"
Them: "oh okay"

Friend: "why did you break up with mark?"
Her: "He's so flaky, he just doesn't know how to hold it down"
by Ruran Triphis November 16, 2019
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Verb~ hold-it-down

To effectively contain or handle a difficult or uncompromising situation, where auxiliary support may be limited or non-existent.

To "keep it real."
I'm going to the store, can you hold it down while I'm out?

She really held it down at the party last night, and made sure no creepers bothered us.
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