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halten

Meanings

1.
to hold, to last
(sense of "not breaking")
2.
to stop
(sense of "bringing a forward-movement to a halt". NOT for stopping activities (see "aufhören") or preventing someone from something (aufhalten))
3.
to think about
("halten von"... talk about your impression of someone or something)
4.
to hold
(sense of holding in the hand)

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