hold (v.)
apply, be apt, remain valid
1H4 I.ii.30[Prince Hal to Falstaff, of Falstaff's comparison] Thou sayest well, and it holds well, too
MW I.iii.80[Pistol as if to Falstaff] gourd and fullam holds [i.e. loaded dice can still be relied upon]
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