Bedeutung von “hold sb/sth back” — Learner’s Dictionary

hold sb/sth back

phrasal verb with hold us uk /həʊld/ verb past tense and past participle held
PREVENT MOVEMENT

to prevent someone or something from moving forward:

The police held back the protesters.
PREVENT PROGRESS

to prevent someone or something from making progress:

She felt that having children would hold her back.

(Definition von “hold sb/sth back” aus dem Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)