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anhalten

Meanings

1.
to stop, to bring to a halt
(In context of stopping a directed movement, often driving. NOT for stopping an activity (aufhören) and also not for a superhero stopping a villain (aufhalten).)
Opposite (closest): losfahren
2.
to continue
(Only used in a few contexts, usually for circumstances persisting. Think rain that just won't stop.)
3.
to implore, to push toward doing
("jemanden anhalten zu" - not forceful. Sounds like you're trying to convince with pleas and arguments. Not very common overall.)
Opposite (closest): abhalten
4.
to ask for marriage
("um jemandes Hand anhalten")

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Word Family

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