Hold back and Hold up

Hold back

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Hold back verb – To create difficulty for the work or activity of.
Usage example: the only thing holding Joe back from joining the swim team is lack of transportation

Hold up is a synonym for hold back in restrain topic. In some cases you can use "Hold up" instead a verb "Hold back".
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Hold up

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Hold up verb – To bring (something) to a standstill.
Usage example: traffic was held up for miles by the accident

Hold back is a synonym for hold up in restrain topic. Sometimes you can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Hold up".
Synonyms for Hold up
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