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hold back Explained

hold back at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

151 Moby Thesaurus words for "hold back":
abstain, abstain from, arrest, avoid, avoid excess, backpedal,
backwater, begrudge, bit, block, bottle up, brake, bridle, check,
clip the wings, close the hand, confine, conserve, constrain,
contain, control, cool, cool off, countercheck, curb, curtail,
dam up, damp, dampen, decelerate, delay, deny, detain,
dispense with, do without, dompt, drag, draw rein, ease off,
ease up, eat sparingly, eat to live, enjoin, eschew,
exercise self-control, forbear, forgo, govern, grudge, guard,
hinder, hold, hold aloof from, hold at bay, hold down, hold fast,
hold in, hold in check, hold in leash, hold off, hold out on,
hold up, husband, impede, inhibit, intercept, interfere,
intermeddle, interrupt, intervene, keep, keep back, keep by one,
keep from, keep in, keep in check, keep in hand, keep in reserve,
keep in store, keep on hand, keep out, keep under control,
keep within bounds, keep within compass, keep within limits, lag,
lay by, lay under restraint, let alone, let down, let go by,
let up, live plainly, lose ground, lose momentum, lose speed,
make late, meddle, moderate, mortify the flesh, never touch,
not touch, not use, obstruct, oppose, pass up, preserve, prohibit,
pull, pull in, put apart, put aside, put by, reef, refrain,
refrain from, rein, rein in, relax, repress, reserve, resist,
restrain, retain, retard, retrench, save, save up, scotch,
set apart, set aside, set back, set by, shun, slack off, slack up,
slacken, slow, slow down, slow up, snub, spare, stand aloof from,
stay, stop, straiten, suppress, take in sail, throttle down, waive,

hold back at English => English (English Thesaurus) Of Explained:

[V] (Dissuasion): dissuade, cry out against, remonstrate, warn, contraindicate, disincline, indispose, discourage, dishearten, deter, repress, hold back, keep back, restrain, check, hinder, blunt, calm.

hold back at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

hold back
v 1: 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 Sout East Asia"; "Contain the
rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" [syn:
{check}, {turn back}, {arrest}, {stop}, {contain}]
2: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep
your temper"; "keep your cool" [syn: {restrain}, {suppress},
{keep}, {keep back}]
3: wait before acting [syn: {wait}, {hold off}]
4: secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The
landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the
right to disagree" [syn: {retain}, {hold}, {keep back}]
5: hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She
conceals her anger well" [syn: {conceal}, {hold in}]

hold back at English (WD) Of Explained:



Inter: en-verb » head=hold back|holds back|holding back|held back
  • Inter: idiomati » c to act with reserve; to contain one's full measure or power
    1. : Dont hold back. Hit it as hard as you can.''
    2. Inter: idiomati » c to contain; stop
    3. : The dam cant hold back that much water.''
    4. Inter: quote-news »

    |date=January 8
    |author=Chris Bevan
    |title=Arsenal 1 - 1 Leeds
    |passage=Fabregas coolly slotted home after Ben Parker held back Theo Walcott and only a super Kasper Schmeichel save stopped Denilson winning it for the Gunners.
    1. Inter: idiomati » c to delay, especially in school
    2. : Hes a year older than his classmates because he was held back in second grade.''

    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs -
    Category: Category:English phrasal verbs with particle (back) -
    Translation: et » hold back
    Translation: fr » hold back
    Translation: gl » hold back
    Translation: kn » hold back
    Translation: mg » hold back
    Translation: ja » hold back
    Translation: pl » hold back
    Translation: ta » hold back
    Translation: zh » hold back