Hold in - definition, transcription

Amer.  |həʊld ɪn|
Brit.  |həʊld ɪn|

verb

- close in (syn: confine, enclose)
- lessen the intensity of; temper; hold in restraint; hold or keep within limits (syn: check, contain, control, curb, hold, moderate)
- hold back; keep from being perceived by others (syn: conceal, hold back)

Extra examples

Jim was able to hold in his anger and avoid a fight.

This rope won't hold in a strong wind.

True wealth I hold in great honour.

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