Bedeutung von "keep (sb/sth) back" - als Fremdsprache

keep (sb/sth) back

phrasal verb with keep uk us /kiːp/ verb (past tense and past participle kept)

B2 to not go near something, or to prevent someone or something from going past a particular place:

Barriers were built to keep back the flood water.

(Definition von "keep (sb/sth) back" von Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)