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Synonyms for hold back

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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Taking to Twitter, she said, "I could not hold back my tears when I saw the Indian flag and heard the National anthem playing.
"But I was trying to hold back the tears on the 18th green, looking up and seeing all my friends and family.
If that is the case, here's hoping the hosts "hold back the tears and get on with it".
Global Banking News-October 17, 2013--BNP says RBI could hold back rates(C)2013 ENPublishing - http://www.enpublishing.co.uk
Summary: The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Ukraine is still recommending Ukrainian citizens to hold back from travels to Libya since the unstable socio-political situation in the country, Foreign Affairs Minister Kostiantyn Hryschenko wrote on his page in the social network Twitter.
Summary: Ricky Gervais has revealed he will not hold back at this year's Golden Globes.
Fans have since questioned the police's decision to hold back the away supporters.
I can hold back my heart for half a year for one full year, for two, for
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.
Histadrut labor federation Chairman Ofer Eini demanded, as a condition to end the strike, that the government immediately transfers the full salaries to all local authority workers whose wages were held back in the past few months, that all the employers' contribution to pension funds are allocated and that council heads who hold back wages will be held personally and criminally responsible, in a bid to guarantee that such cases do not repeat themselves.