Phrasal Verb: Hold back

Hold back

Meaning: Not show emotion

Example: It was really hard to HOLD BACK the tears.

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Hold back

Meaning: Prevent something moving forwards or progressing

Example: Lack of funding HELD the project BACK.

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Hold back

Meaning: Not disclose information or make it public

Example: The government HELD BACK the findings of the report for fear of alienating voters.

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