Retaining



verb (used with object)
1.
to keep possession of.
2.
to continue to use, practice, etc.:
to retain an old custom.
3.
to continue to hold or have:
to retain a prisoner in custody; a cloth that retains its color.
4.
to keep in mind; remember.
5.
to hold in place or position.
6.
to engage, especially by payment of a preliminary fee:
to retain a lawyer.
verb (transitive)
1.
to keep in one’s possession
2.
to be able to hold or contain: soil that retains water
3.
(of a person) to be able to remember (information, facts, etc) without difficulty
4.
to hold in position
5.
to keep for one’s future use, as by paying a retainer or nominal charge: to retain one’s rooms for the holidays
6.
(law) to engage the services of (a barrister) by payment of a preliminary fee
7.
(in selling races) to buy back a winner that one owns when it is auctioned after the race
8.
(of racehorse trainers) to pay an advance fee to (a jockey) so as to have prior or exclusive claims upon his services throughout the season

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