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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 hold back

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 hold back
      v 1: hold back, as of a danger or an enemy; check the expansion
           or influence of; "Arrest the downward trend"; "Check the
           growth of communism in Sout East Asia"; "Contain the
           rebel movement"; "Turn back the tide of communism" [syn:
            check, turn back, arrest, stop, contain]
      2: keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep
         your temper"; "keep your cool" [syn: restrain, suppress,
          keep, keep back]
      3: wait before acting [syn: wait, hold off]
      4: secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The
         landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the
         right to disagree" [syn: retain, hold, keep back]
      5: hold back; keep from being perceived by others; "She
         conceals her anger well" [syn: conceal, hold in]