hold back


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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

hold back

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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.
Fans have since questioned the police's decision to hold back the away supporters.
THE economic slowdown could hold back the progress of women in the workplace as employers come to see equality as a luxury, the chair of the Commons Business and Enterprise Committee has warned.
Even though he has told this story many times recently, Ed Wiley still struggles to hold back tears as he talks.
Gable missed a couple practices and we had to hold back on some stuff,'' coach Pete Carroll said.
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.
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.
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.