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English definition of “hold sb/sth down”

hold sb/sth down

phrasal verb with hold     /həʊld/ US  /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to keep someone or something in a particular place or position and to stop them from moving: He was struggling so much it took three officers to hold him down.Immobility
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