What is another word for holding down?

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Present participle for to confine or keep within certain limits or boundaries
“Credit unions put enough pressure on banks to help hold down fees for everyone.”
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Present participle for to continue and hold onto, typically a position or job
“Apart from occasional spells of temporary work, William has not been able to hold down a job.”
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Present participle for to dominate or oppress
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“To inspire awe and hold his people down on the authority gradient, this tyrant claims divine birth and magical gifts like writing a book a day and scoring eighteen holes-in-one in a single game of golf.”
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Present participle for to restrain or immobilize (someone) by tying up or holding their arms or legs
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(of a button on a device or machine) Present participle for to press down on
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Present participle for hold in check
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Present participle for to impede the work or progress of
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Present participle for to direct, handle, control, or be in charge of
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Present participle for forcibly put an end to
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Present participle for to refuse to give (something that is due to or is desired by another)
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Present participle for to load or burden with a heavy weight, literally or figuratively
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