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Another word for hold back

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Another word for hold back

  1. To restrain

      1. To suppress or restrain a behavioral process, an impulse, or a desire consciously or unconsciously.
      2. To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of something in the body, as an enzyme or organ.
      3. (--- Biology) To decrease, limit, or block the action or function of (an enzyme or organ, for example).
      1. To exercise authority over; direct; command
      2. To adjust to a requirement; regulate:
      3. To hold in restraint; check:
      1. To prevent (a person or group) from doing something or acting in a certain way.
      2. To lead (a dog being walked) to the curb or some other place where it may pass its waste matter
      3. To restrain; check; control
  2. To refrain

      1. To cease doing something.
      2. (Intransitive) To cease to proceed or act; to stop; to forbear; -- often with from.
      3. To cease (from an action); stop; abstain
      1. To be slow to act, speak, or decide:
      2. To stop because of indecision; pause or delay in acting, choosing, or deciding because of feeling unsure; waver
      3. To pause; stop momentarily
      1. (Now Chiefly Dial.) To endure; tolerate
      2. To keep oneself from doing something; hold back; refrain:
      3. To refrain from; avoid or cease (doing, saying, etc.)
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