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Present participle for keep back
“It's gutsy for Shanley to withhold the emotional satisfaction of closure in a drama fueled by such a fraught subject.”
Verb
Present participle for to keep (a physical object that one has obtained) to oneself rather than giving it back to its owner
“I try to withhold all curiosities and concentrate on maintaining my composure.”
Verb
Present participle for to be unwilling to grant
“… must withhold official approval until all the proper forms have been submitted.”
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