HyperDic: keep_back

English > 3 senses of the expression keep back:
VERBpossessionkeep back, retain, hold, hold backsecure and keep for possible future use or application
possessionkeep back, withholdhold back
changekeep back, restrain, keep, hold backkeep under control
English > keep back: 3 senses > verb 1, possession
MeaningSecure and keep for possible future use or application.
PatternSomebody ----s something
ModelThey keep back the money
Synonymsretain, hold, hold back
Narrowerhold downKeep
Broaderkeep, hold onRetain possession of
See alsokeepretain possession of
Spanishdetentar, retener
English > keep back: 3 senses > verb 2, possession
Meaninghold back; refuse to hand over or share.
PatternSomebody ----s something from somebody
Narrowerdenyrefuse to grant, as of a petition or request
depriveKeep from having, keeping, or obtaining
freeze, block, immobilize, immobiliseprohibit the conversion or use of (assets)
immobilize, immobilisehold as reserve or withdraw from circulation
keep to oneselfwithhold information
reservehold back or set aside, especially for future use or contingency
Broaderdeny, refuseRefuse to let have
See alsokeepretain possession of
English > keep back: 3 senses > verb 3, change
MeaningKeep under control; keep in check.
PatternSomebody ----s something; Somebody ----s something PP
Synonymsrestrain, keep, hold back
Narrowerbaffle, regulatecheck the emission of (sound)
confineprevent from leaving or from being removed
control, hold in, hold, contain, check, curb, moderatelessen the intensity of
holdKeep from exhaling or expelling
rule, harness, reinKeep in check
swallowKeep from expressing
wink, blink, blink awayForce to go away by blinking

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