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  Definition of keep back
  1. hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
  2. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
  3. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
Similar Words: withhold, retain, hold, hold back, restrain, suppress, keep

 

Hyponyms: freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise, keep to oneself, deny, reserve, deprive, hold down, hold, confine, quench, bottle up, suppress, control, hold in, contain, check, curb, moderate

 

Derivational Morphology: withholder, withholding, retention, keeping, holding, suppression, curtailment, restrainer, controller, restraint

 

 
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