hold in


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Related to hold in: hold in high regard, hold in abeyance, hold in contempt

hold in

vb (tr, adverb)
1. to curb, control, or keep in check
2. to conceal or restrain (feelings)
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.hold in - close in; darkness enclosed him"
contain, bear, carry, hold - contain or hold; have within; "The jar carries wine"; "The canteen holds fresh water"; "This can contains water"
border, bound - form the boundary of; be contiguous to
embank - enclose with banks, as for support or protection; "The river was embanked with a dyke"
rail in, rail - enclose with rails; "rail in the old graves"
box in, box up - enclose or confine as if in a box
frame - enclose in a frame, as of a picture
2.hold in - lessen the intensity ofhold in - lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits; "moderate your alcohol intake"; "hold your tongue"; "hold your temper"; "control your anger"
confine, limit, throttle, trammel, restrain, restrict, bound - place limits on (extent or access); "restrict the use of this parking lot"; "limit the time you can spend with your friends"
conquer, inhibit, stamp down, suppress, subdue, curb - to put down by force or authority; "suppress a nascent uprising"; "stamp down on littering"; "conquer one's desires"
damp - restrain or discourage; "the sudden bad news damped the joyous atmosphere"
mortify, subdue, crucify - hold within limits and control; "subdue one's appetites"; "mortify the flesh"
abnegate, deny - deny oneself (something); restrain, especially from indulging in some pleasure; "She denied herself wine and spirits"
keep back, restrain, hold back, keep - keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
restrict - place under restrictions; limit access to; "This substance is controlled"
train - cause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it; "train the vine"
catch - check oneself during an action; "She managed to catch herself before telling her boss what was on her mind"
bate - moderate or restrain; lessen the force of; "He bated his breath when talking about this affair"; "capable of bating his enthusiasm"
thermostat - control the temperature with a thermostat
countercheck, counteract - oppose or check by a counteraction
3.hold in - hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She conceals her anger well"
occult - hide from view; "The lids were occulting her eyes"

hold

verb
1. To put one's arms around affectionately:
Slang: clinch.
Archaic: bosom, clip, embosom.
2. To sustain the weight of:
3. To keep in custody:
4. To compel, as the attention, interest, or imagination, of:
Slang: grab.
5. To be filled by:
6. To have the room or capacity for:
7. To have and maintain in one's possession:
8. To have at one's disposal:
9. To have the use or benefit of:
10. To control, restrict, or arrest:
11. To keep at one's disposal:
12. To have an opinion:
Informal: figure, judge.
Idiom: be of the opinion.
13. To put into words positively and with conviction:
Idiom: have it.
14. To view in a certain way:
15. To prove valid under scrutiny.Also used with up:
Informal: wash.
16. To organize and carry out (an activity):
phrasal verb
hold back
1. To have and maintain in one's possession:
2. To interfere with the progress of:
Idiom: get in the way of.
3. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
4. To control, restrict, or arrest:
phrasal verb
hold down
1. To hold (something requiring an outlet) in check:
Informal: sit on (or upon).
2. To control, restrict, or arrest:
phrasal verb
hold in
To control, restrict, or arrest:
phrasal verb
hold off
1. To put off until a later time:
Informal: wait.
Idiom: put on ice.
2. To hold oneself back:
phrasal verb
hold out
To be in existence or in a certain state for an indefinitely long time:
phrasal verb
hold up
1. To put off until a later time:
Informal: wait.
Idiom: put on ice.
2. To cause to be later or slower than expected or desired:
3. To take property or possessions from (a person or company, for example) unlawfully and usually forcibly:
Slang: heist, knock off.
4. To withstand stress or difficulty:
phrasal verb
hold with
To be favorably disposed toward:
Informal: go for.
noun
1. An act or means of holding something:
Sports: grapple.
2. A strong or powerful influence:
3. Firm control:
4. Intellectual hold:
Informal: savvy.
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