HyperDic: hold_in

English > 3 senses of the expression hold in:
VERBstativehold in, enclose, confineclose in
socialhold in, control, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
perceptionhold in, conceal, hold backhold back
English > hold in: 3 senses > verb 1, stative
MeaningClose in; darkness enclosed him".
PatternSomething ----s something
Synonymsenclose, confine
Narrowerbound, borderform the boundary / boundary of
box in, box upenclose or confine as if in a box
embankenclose with banks, as for support or protection
frameenclose in a frame, as of a picture / picture
rail, rail inenclose with rails
Broaderhold, bear, carry, containContain or hold
Spanishcercar, confinar, encerrar
Catalanconfinar, envoltar, tancar, voltar
English > hold in: 3 senses > verb 2, social
Meaninglessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Something ----s something
Synonymscontrol, hold, contain, check, curb, moderate
Narrowerbatemoderate or restrain
catchcheck oneself during an action
countercheck, counteractOppose or check by a counteraction
damprestrain or discourage
deny, abnegatedeny oneself (something)
mortify, subdue, crucifyhold within limits and control
suppress, stamp down, subdue, conquerTo put down by force or authority
thermostatControl the temperature with a thermostat
trainCause to grow in a certain way by tying and pruning it
Broaderrestrain, keep, keep back, hold backKeep under control
Spanishcomprobar, contener, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
Catalancontenir, controlar, limitar, moderar, ostentar, sustentar
English > hold in: 3 senses > verb 3, perception
Meaninghold back; keep from being perceived by others.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Synonymsconceal, hold back
Narrowerocculthide from view
Spanishencubrir, esconder, ocultar, tapar
Catalanamagar, encobrir, ocultar, tapar

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