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What is another word for held back?

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Past tense for to impede the work or progress of
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“I wouldn't hold him back from achieving his career goals, and he wouldn't want to be my emotional crutch when things went wrong.”
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Past tense for to (attempt to) repress or suppress showing or expressing something
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“I bowed my head trying to hold back tears.”
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Past tense for to refrain from saying or doing something
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“She decided not to hold back from speaking her mind in front of her husband and his mother.”
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Past tense for delay
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Past tense for to delay action until a particular time or event
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Past tense for to preserve (something) by not expending or using it
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Past tense for to delay action until a particular time or event
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Past tense for to postpone from being dealt with
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Past tense for to cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
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Past tense for delay or be delayed in taking action or progressing
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(of an action or event) Past tense for to prevent from happening
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Past tense for be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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Past tense for to restrain or to keep in check
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Past tense for to avoid proceeding through reluctance
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Past tense for to hold back or play down the severity of what one is communicating
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Past tense for to refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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Past tense for to remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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Past tense for to show an unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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Past tense for to enclose or hem in (on all sides)
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Repressed or suppressed, especially of emotions or impulses
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Mentally deficient or underdeveloped
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Made silent
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Kept from the possession or knowledge of another
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Weighed down with something, either physically or emotionally
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(idiomatic, figuratively) Delayed or made slower
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