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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 postpone from being dealt with
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To cause to proceed or move at a slower pace
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Be very economical or mean about spending or providing something
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To briefly stop or interrupt an action
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To avoid proceeding through reluctance
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To hold back or play down the severity of what one is communicating
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To refuse to admit the truth or existence of
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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 enclose or hem in (on all sides)
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