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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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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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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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To delay a situation until one is prepared
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To delay action until a particular time or event
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To preserve (something) by not expending or using it
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To draw to a close
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Be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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To take a less aggressive position in a conflict than one previously has or has planned to
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To move or walk lackadaisically
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Pretend as if something were unimportant
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To reduce in extent or quantity
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To lower the rank or status of something or someone
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To avoid proceeding through reluctance
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To imprison, confine or incarcerate someone
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State that one refuses to admit the truth or existence of
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To fend off or defend against something hostile
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To resent or envy the success or possessions of
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To remove or take away (something) from (someone)
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To show an unwillingness to accept, do, engage in, or agree to
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To remove completely, leaving no trace
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