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Definition of Keep back

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stop; restrain; hide, conceal
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reservo
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keep back
v
1. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "keep your temper"; "keep your cool" [syn: restrain, suppress, keep, hold back]


2. keep in one's possession [syn: retain, hold, hold back]


3. hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "the father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room" [syn: withhold]



WordNet 2.0

Verb
1. keep under control; keep in check; "suppress a smile"; "Keep your temper"; "keep your cool"
(synonym) restrain, suppress, keep, hold back
(hypernym) prevent, keep
(hyponym) hold
2. secure and keep for possible future use or application; "The landlord retained the security deposit"; "I reserve the right to disagree"
(synonym) retain, hold, hold back
(hypernym) keep, hold on
(hyponym) hold down
3. hold back; refuse to hand over or share; "The father is withholding the allowance until the son cleans his room"
(synonym) withhold
(hypernym) deny, refuse
(hyponym) freeze, block, immobilize, immobilise