hold sth down Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"hold sth down" in British English

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hold sth down

phrasal verb with hold uk   /həʊld/  us   /hoʊld/ verb (held, held)
to ​keep something, ​especiallycosts, at a ​lowlevel: to ​hold down ​prices/​wages
(Definition of hold sth down from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hold sth down

phrasal verb with hold uk   us   /həʊld/ verb (held, held)
to ​keep something at a ​lowlevel or to prevent it from ​rising: The Fed ​held down ​interestrates 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-timejob.
(Definition of hold sth down from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “hold sth down”
in Chinese (Simplified) 保持…处于低水平, (尤指)保持(低成本)…
in Chinese (Traditional) 保持…處於低水準, (尤指)保持(低成本)…
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