Synonym: hold, hold back, keep, restrain, retain, suppress, withhold. Similar words: keep, keep off, keep to, keep up, keep on, keep away, keep down, keep out of. Meaning: v. 1. keep under control; keep in check 2. secure and keep for possible future use or application 3. hold back; refuse to hand over or share.
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1 Keep back! The firecrackers are exploding.
2 A slow learner can keep back the whole class.
3 Roughly chop the vegetables, and keep back a little to chop finely and serve as a garnish.
4 Barriers were built to keep back the flood water.
5 The angry crowds would not keep back the barrier.
6 She was struggling to keep back the tears .
7 He can't keep back his anger any longer.
8 Keep back! The car is coming.
9 Keep back! The building could collapse at any moment.
10 We must keep back a reserve of food.
11 Keep back from the edge of the platform.
12 I will keep back nothing from you.
13 Barricades were erected to keep back the crowds.
14 She was unable to keep back her tears.
15 She was unable to keep back her tears,(www.Sentencedict.com) and wept freely.
16 They keep back 30 % of their wages for a special fund.
17 Hearing the sad news, she couldn't keep back her tears.
18 The stockholders agreed to let their company keep back a part of its profits for reserve funds.
19 I asked the spectators to keep back from the sideline.
20 She sniffed, trying to keep back the tears.
21 Most farmers are able to keep back enough of their crop for their own use.
22 The crowds would not keep back from the barrier.
23 I fought to keep back my tears.
24 The fireman told me to keep back.
25 She struggled to keep back the tears.
26 In vain I tried to keep back my tears.
27 She wasn't able to keep back her tears.
28 The police roped off the playing field to keep back the crowd.
29 I try to explain this to Professor Sano, working hard to keep back the tears.
30 Police made three misdemeanor arrests, including one of a news photographer, for failing to keep back.
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