Hold and Hold back

Hold

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Hold verb – To keep from exceeding a desirable degree or level (as of expression).
Usage example: hold your temper until you hear the whole story

Hold back is a synonym for hold in keep topic. In some cases you can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Hold", when it comes to topics like dam, restraint.
Nearby Words: holding, holder, holdback
Synonyms for Hold

Hold back

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Hold back verb – Secure and keep for possible future use or application.
Hold is a synonym for hold back in action topic. You can use "Hold" instead a verb "Hold back", if it concerns topics such as keep, dam.
Synonyms for Hold back
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