Meaning of “hold back” in the English Dictionary

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(Definition of “hold back” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hold back

phrasal verb with hold uk /həʊld/ us verb held, held

[ I ] to not speak or state an opinion:

I held back during the meeting because I knew that my opinions were too controversial.

(Definition of “hold back” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)