Keep back - definition, transcription

Amer.  |ˈkiːp ˈbæk|
Brit.  |kiːp ˈbæk|


- secure and keep for possible future use or application (syn: hold, hold back, retain)
- hold back; refuse to hand over or share (syn: withhold)
- prevent the action or expression of (syn: hold back, keep, restrain)

Extra examples

He kept the news back.

She kept the book back for me to read.

The dikes kept back the floodwaters.

Keep back so that each man may have a fair view.

She was struggling to keep back the tears.

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