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hold sth down

phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/həʊld/ verb (held, held)
to keep something at a low level or to prevent it from rising: The Fed held down interest rates to encourage growth in the economy.
to be able to keep a job: He couldn't hold down a job for more than a few months at a time. She had three children, and still managed to hold down a full-time job.
Translations of “hold sth down ”
in Chinese (Traditional) 保持…處於低水準, (尤指)保持(低成本)…
in Chinese (Simplified) 保持…处于低水平, (尤指)保持(低成本)…
(Definition of hold sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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