Hold back and Refrain

Hold back

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Hold back verb – Refrain from doing.
Refrain is a synonym for hold back in repress topic. In some cases you can use "Refrain" instead a verb "Hold back".
Synonyms for Hold back


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Refrain verb – Resist doing something.
Hold back is a synonym for refrain in abstain topic. You can use "Hold back" instead a verb "Refrain".
Nearby Words: refrained, refraining
Synonyms for Refrain

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  • Refrain from Assuming to hold back/the chorus of a song
    Source: Just for Pun
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