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hold sth/sb down

phrasal verb with hold
 
 
/həʊld/ verb ( past tense and past participle held)
PREVENT ESCAPING to stop someone moving or escaping: It took three officers to hold down the suspect.Preventing and impedingLimiting and restricting
KEEP LOW to keep the cost of something at a low level: to hold down prices/wagesValue and price decreases
hold down a job to keep a job: It's difficult for mothers to hold down a full-time job.Jobs, careers and professionsWorking
(Definition of hold sth/sb down from the Cambridge Learners Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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