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hold back (something)

phrasal verb with hold  us   /hoʊld/ verb (past tense and past participle held  /held/ )
to ​stop something from ​happening or ​advancing, or to ​keep someone from doing something: She held back from ​interfering in ​theirarguments. Sandbags will hold back the ​floodwaters for a while. He ​admitted that something had gone ​wrong, but he held back the ​details (= ​stopped himself from ​telling the ​completetruth).
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