Definitions for keep back

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. restrain, keep, keep back, hold back(verb)

    keep under control; keep in check

    "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"

  2. retain, hold, keep back, hold back(verb)

    secure and keep for possible future use or application

    "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"

  3. withhold, keep back(verb)

    hold back; refuse to hand over or share

    "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"

Translations for keep back

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

keep back

not to (allow to) move forward

She kept the child back on the edge of the crowd; Every body keep back from the door!

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