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Meaning of “hold sth/sb down” - Learner’s Dictionary

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
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