What is the pronunciation of hold sb/sth back?
English definition of “hold sb/sth back”
hold sb/sth back
C2 to stop someone or something developing or doing as well as they should: She felt that having children would hold her back.Delaying and wasting time
C1 If you hold someone or something back, you stop him, her, or it from coming or moving forward: Sandbags will hold the flood waters back for a while.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting