English definition of “hold sth/sb down”
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.
KEEP LOW › to keep the cost of something at a low level: to hold down prices/wages
hold down a job › to keep a job: It's difficult for mothers to hold down a full-time job.