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Synonyms for keep back

secure and keep for possible future use or application

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Buy a tried-and-tested variety such as Solent Wight instead and if in future you want to save money, keep back some of the best bulbs and plant the largest cloves.
Surely, goes the argument, it would make sense to keep back less and spend more.
A home-made banner saying "Welcome Sahil" hung from windows outside the terraced house, with steel barriers surrounding the property to keep back dozens of reporters, photographers and TV crews.
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The City Corporation with the intension of reviving the project has keep back Rs 16.
Geers constructed a labyrinth with screens surmounted by razor wire, which is said to be a particularly effective human deterrent: In South Africa it was used to defend property and fortify prisons against those who wished to exit the "labyrinth," while normal twisted barbed wire, being less "persuasive," was used to keep back animals.
By inviting the nation to leave behind their lazy lifestyles and engage in outdoor activities, the BCA said toys that kept parents and grandparents amused can improve posture and strength and keep back pain at bay.
First the government tries to shirk its responsibilities by getting local authorities to impose a new tax, and when that doesn't work it threatens to keep back some cash which might actually do some good.
Police fired into the air to keep back the surging crowd at the Ramallah compound, known as the Muqata, where Arafat spent his last years as a virtual prisoner.