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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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