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hold back, as of a danger or an enemy

refrain from doing

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wait before acting

secure and keep for possible future use or application

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So I would think unless that happens, they might still hold back a little on rate hike, but otherwise the WPI and CPI numbers will remain critical and it remains to be seen how they play out over the next couple of weeks.
He said: "On certain high-profile games in previous seasons, we have tried to hold back the away fans on the seating decks or within the concourse itself with mixed results.
Am I the only one that feels that some skaters hold back their part to spread it out?
7: The miles of wetlands it takes to hold back 1 foot of storm surge
Stuck": First came the firemen, then the police, / to hold back the crowd and keep up the peace.
Appended are: (1) Executive Summary: "A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students"; (2) About the Authors of "A Nation Deceived: How Schools Hold Back America's Brightest Students"; (3) The Connie Belin & Jacqueline N.
He said: "They are two progressive three-year olds, but, though we could run both, we might hold back Fremen.
Nevertheless "these origins should be able to cover any shortcomings from Greece, and should help to hold back any large price hikes from any one origin" a trader said.
The exposed concrete walls of the excavated pit; purely functional when built and designed to hold back the subterranean waters of the Hudson River, came in Libeskind's design to represent the foundations of democracy, standing fast under the onslaught of a swift and terrifying enemy.
ALTHOUGH John Eustace knows he should hold back a bit, the all action midfielder admits he will find it hard to change his game for Coventry City's pre-season friendlies.
KAMLOOPS, BC -- The provincial government is planning to hold back 10 per cent of the salaries of chief executive officers at its six new regional health authorities to ensure they meet performance criteria.
The Norwegian oil minister Einar Steensnaes has said that his country will continue to hold back oil production until the end of June unless something dramatic happens in the oil market.
Groups may decide to hold back a portion of salaries to create the incentive pool, budget a separate pool of funds or depend solely on profits generated by the practice.
To investigate whether the filter was working effectively to hold back oxides, filters from castings HF and VF were sectioned longitudinally and examined metallographically.