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Meaning of word hold back from English dictionary with examples, synonyms and antonyms.

hold back   verb

Meaning : Hold back, as of a danger or an enemy. Check the expansion or influence of.

Example : Arrest the downward trend.
Check the growth of communism in South East Asia.
Contain the rebel movement.
Turn back the tide of communism.

Synonyms : arrest, check, contain, stop, turn back

Meaning : Refrain from doing.

Example : She forbore a snicker.

Synonyms : forbear

Meaning : Wait before acting.

Example : The scientists held off announcing their results until they repeated the experiment.

Synonyms : hold off, wait

Meaning : Secure and keep for possible future use or application.

Example : The landlord retained the security deposit.
I reserve the right to disagree.

Synonyms : hold, keep back, retain

Meaning : Hold back. Keep from being perceived by others.

Example : She conceals her anger well.

Synonyms : conceal, hold in

Meaning : Prevent the action or expression of.

Example : Hold back your anger.
Keep your cool.
She struggled to restrain her impatience at the delays.

Synonyms : keep, keep back, restrain