Here is the sentence:

Melissa dug in her heels and __________ the leash with both hands; Mellie, her Labrador retriever, saw children playing Frisbee down the street and wanted desperately to chase the flying red disk.

The blank requires the simple past of hold, an irregular verb. You picked held, the correct choice. Hallelujah!

Verb Simple Present Simple Past Past Participle
hold hold(s) held held

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