Dictionary Results for hold_back


1. hold_back - verb

· 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 South East Asia"; "Contain the rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism"

Synonym(s): check, turn_back, arrest, stop, contain

Hypernym(s): defend




2. hold_back - verb

· refrain from doing; "she forbore a snicker"

Synonym(s): forbear

Hypernym(s): refrain, forbear




3. hold_back - verb

· wait before acting; "the scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment"

Synonym(s): wait, hold_off

Hypernym(s): act, move




4. hold_back - verb

· secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

Synonym(s): retain, hold, keep_back

Hypernym(s): keep, hold_on




5. hold_back - verb

· hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well"

Synonym(s): conceal, hold_in




6. hold_back - verb

· prevent the action or expression of; "hold back your anger"; "keep your cool"; "she struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays"

Synonym(s): restrain, keep, keep_back





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