hold\ back


hold\ back
1. I
he is holding back он воздерживается, он не решается действовать или высказываться и т. д., do help yourself and do not hold back угощайтесь, не стесняйтесь; she held back not knowing what to say она тянула с ответом, не зная, что сказать
2. III
1) hold back smb., smth. /smb., smth. back/ hold back a horse (a crowd, tears, laughter, rising anger, etc.) сдерживать лошадь и т.д., hold back the economy of a country задерживать /тормозить/ развитие народного хозяйства какой-л. страны; hold back inflation задержать инфляцию; hold back a meeting задерживать собрание
2) hold back smth. /smth. back/ hold back money (goods, supplies, etc.) прятать /придерживать/ деньги и т. д., hold back facts (information, news, etc.) утаивать факты и т. д.
3. XVII
hold back from doing smth. I held back from asking him about it я удержался и не спросил его об этом
4. XXI1
hold smb. back from smth. I held him back from these imprudent steps я удержал его от таких неразумных действий; hold back smb. for some time they held back the enemy for two days они сдерживали натиск противника два дня
5. XXII
hold smb. back from doing smth. I held him back from going there я его уговорил, чтобы он туда не ходил

English-Russian dictionary of verb phrases. 2013.

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  • hold back — verb a) to act with reserve; to contain ones full measure or power Dont hold back. Hit it as hard as you can. b) to contain; stop The dam cant hold back that much water …   Wiktionary

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  • hold back — Synonyms and related words: abstain, abstain from, arrest, avoid, avoid excess, backpedal, backwater, begrudge, bit, block, bottle up, brake, bridle, check, clip the wings, close the hand, confine, conserve, constrain, contain, control, cool,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • hold back — {v.} 1. To stay back or away; show unwillingness. * /The visitor tried to gel the child to come to her, but he held back./ * /John held back from social activity because he felt embarrassed with people./ 2. To keep someone in place; prevent from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold back — {v.} 1. To stay back or away; show unwillingness. * /The visitor tried to gel the child to come to her, but he held back./ * /John held back from social activity because he felt embarrassed with people./ 2. To keep someone in place; prevent from… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • hold back — verb Date: 1535 transitive verb 1. a. to hinder the progress or achievement of ; restrain b. to keep from advancing to the next stage, grade, or level 2. to refrain from revealing or parting with < held back important information > intransitive… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • hold back action — index encumber (hinder) Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

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