Phrasal Verb 'Hold back'

We have 4 phrasal verb definitions related to 'Hold back'.

Hold back

Not show emotion

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

Hold back

Prevent something moving forwards or progressing

Example: Lack of funding HELD the project BACK.

Hold back

Not disclose information or make it public

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

Hold back from

Not allow yourself to do something

Example: I had to HOLD BACK FROM losing my temper with them.