Meaning of “hold sth down” in the English Dictionary

"hold sth down " in Business English

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hold sth down

phrasal verb with hold uk /həʊld/ us 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.

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