Synonym: arrest, check, conceal, contain, forbear, hold, hold in, hold off, keep, keep back, restrain, retain, stop, suppress, turn back, wait. Similar words: feedback, back, back up, back on, back of, cut back, call back, set back. Meaning: v. 1. hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion or influence of 2. keep under control; keep in check 3. refrain from doing 4. wait before acting 5. secure and keep for possible future use or application 6. hold back; keep from being perceived by others.
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(1) Couldn't hold back my tears, still strong smile.
(2) The boss couldn' t hold back his anger any longer.
(3) Sometimes you have to smile and act like everything is okay.hold back the tears and walk away.
(4) No one can hold back the wheel of history.
(5) Do not hold back the truth.
(6) You must try to hold back German attack.
(7) She just managed to hold back her anger.
(8) She struggled to hold back her tears .
(9) He could no longer hold back his tears.
(10) She kept trying to hold back her tears.
(11) The police were unable to hold back the crowd.
(12) Hold natural and graceful, don't hold back before the guests.
(13) The dam was not strong enough to hold back the flood waters.
(14) No force on earth can hold back the progress of the society.
(15) Jim was able to hold back his anger and avoid a fight. Sentencedict.com
(16) We are determined that nothing should hold back the peace talks.
(17) The villagers built banks of earth to hold back the flood waters.
(18) They built dykes and dam to hold back the rising flood waters.
(19) Do you think that mixed ability classes hold back the better students?
(20) The president realized he could not hold back the tide of change, and resigned.
(21) Farmers apparently hold back produce in the hope that prices will rise.
(22) The police cordon was unable to hold back the crowd.
(23) She couldn't hold back her tears any longer and wept aloud.
(24) These warnings aside-and they're pretty obvious-don't hold back.
(25) Police tried to hold back the excited crowd.
(26) But frequently the asthma sufferer learned to hold back both feelings because neither are acceptable to the family.
(27) Adam decided to hold back Miranda's bombshell until later, after Elinor drank her evening glass of champagne.
(28) She closed her eyes tightly in a vain attempt to hold back the tears.
(29) He wanted to tell her everything, but something made him hold back.
(30) No organization likes being told that it has got to hold back its expansion or abandon some pet project.
More similar words: feedback, back, back up, back on, back of, cut back, call back, set back, pay back, back away, draw back, go back on, go back to, keep back, look back, give back, backyard, fall back on, bring back, double back, background, back and forth, date back to, quarterback, hold, holy, whole, hold out, hold in, hold on.