Definitions for: Hold Back


[v] hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the growth of communism in SE Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back athe tide of communism"
[v] wait before acting
[v] hold back; keep from being perceived by others, as of emotions or expressions of emotions; "She conceals her anger well"
[v] secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
[v] keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"



Synonyms: arrest, check, conceal, contain, hold, hold in, hold off, keep, keep back, keep back, restrain, retain, stop, suppress, turn back, wait

See Also: act, bottle up, check, confine, contain, control, curb, cut down, cut out, defend, delay, hold, hold down, hold in, hold on, hold out, keep, moderate, move, occult, prevent, quench

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