What does keep back mean?

Definitions for keep back

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word keep back.

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"


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of keep back in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of keep back in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Jeff Bell:

    It certainly backs up that he never went into the school, at one point, he says to keep back 500 feet. Why would he say that?

  2. Democratic Party chairwoman Gene Taylor:

    I'm having trouble getting workers at our polling places, because most of them, if they are Democrats, they don't want to identify, so they kind of keep back in the bushes.

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